‘Oculi’ by Todd Fife

Get in close, as if you were looking through a peephole. But be forewarned: The 24 works in Todd Fife’s “Oculi” (plural of eye, in Latin) give off a queasy feeling, because as you are looking at the portraits, they’re looking at you. The eyes are the focal point and the story, both engaging and invasive. “The constant in this series are layers of oculi,” Fife said. “[The] antique oval frames used to focus on the subject’s eyes which look directly at the viewer, seeming to return your gaze. It is my hope to make the viewer aware of the experience of viewing art by feeling watched/viewed themselves.”


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‘Oculi’ by Todd Fife

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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