What Your Eyes Can't See

Apr 29 - May 27, 2023 7722 Girard Avenue
Installation Views

Artist Talk at BFree Studio: Saturday May 17

Curated By Glen Wilson


Known as “The Greatest,” heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali gained worldwide affection through his striking dualities. His punches and elegant boxing style within the ring – often described as a balance of strength and strategy, toughness and trickery– could be seen and admired beyond it. Outside the ring, he was a known wordsmith with an affinity for sleights of hand and illusion, where he landed equally deft, though lighter punches, crafting affirming, sometimes playful phrasings. Witness his iconic poem “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”

In the taut exhibition curated by Glen Wilson, “What Your Eyes Can't See,”  the artists similarly explore spaces of duality, expressions or reflections of self from within, versus projections that may arrive from external sources. Their mutual inquiries on the potency and tensions of introspection turn toward the intersections of place, collective memory and community identity as the artists' conversation travels down the street to the Bfree Studio gallery with the concurrent exhibition entitled “WELL WELL WELL.”

Selected Works