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Akron Art Museum exhibition offers optical illusions to open our eyes to other distortions of reality
Stow painter Neil MacDonald is the first local artist to be showcased in the temporary exhibition space of the museum's new building
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Stow painter Neil MacDonald and Akron Art Museum curator Ellen Rudolph with MacDonald's "Apophenia 2, 2008"
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When it comes to politics or religion we look at things differently, but scientists say the way we look at images is very similar. With his artistic process, painter Neil MacDonald uses that knowledge to show us how easily we're deceived. And not by OPTICAL illusions alone.
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I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR WORK, AND PERSONALLY PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY IN SUCH A UNIQUE APPROACH TO YOUR PAINTING. I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN THAT YOU SEEK A HIGHER LEVEL IN ALL THAT YOU DO. I AM ALSO PROUD THAT YOU WERE A STUDENT OF MINE WHILE AT ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL. THANK YOU KEN GESSFORD


Posted by: KEN GESSFORD (STOW, OH.) on February 15, 2009 1:01PM
Congratulations Neil - you always were special - it's about time the Art World knows what we knew way back in Junior High! I love your work.

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Posted by: Pauline Dardenne (Akron, Ohio) on February 12, 2009 9:19PM
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