Deaf Blindness Help, Inc has recently collaborated with Dordor Art Studios in ongoing efforts to bring awareness to the creative and expressive imagination of artists who refuse to be stopped by a disability. These talented artists have found a way to break through and penetrate a world that has previously been reserved for the sighted.
The art gallery "DorDor" and DeafBlindness Help hosted a blind artists exhibition at DorDor Gallery, 45 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition features 52 oil mixed media paintings by blind artists from the Belarusian Belonica Art School, which were on display from May 29th until June 3rd. We also presented an artist-oriented approach to this exhibition through interviews with artists as well as improvising performances of live music, DJ music, and digital arts. A public screening of a film digital media work from NFT Drop on the foundation by digital artist Andrey Borissov was demonstrated on the street wall.
Deaf & Blindness Charity hosted the fundraising event raising money to buy 3D Brille Printers for Belonica Art School in Belarus and Blind Artists in the USA. The charity helped to engage all supporters and bring publicity to this event. Art sales went towards the Belonica Art School and The Deaf & Blindness Charity to provide supplies and technology for the blind in Belarus and the USA.
We presented a Lihtar device developed by Belonica art school from Belarus and a mobile application that translates colors into music. DeafBlindness Help charity also plans to support other developers who plan to develop other devices that will expand the capabilities of blind people. The goal is to enable blind people to engage in creativity, to turn their thoughts into words and digital images.
The curators Ekaterina Ovodova, Svetlana Tikhonova and Irina Chistikina were inspired by the belief that even a location or disability should not be a deterrent to an artist's ability to pursue their dreams. They chose artists who are dedicated and hardworking who just needed enough community support to give them exposure to what is possible.
Positive social impact:
The main idea of this exhibition is to represent the artwork of the blind artist and a special technique of perception of color and shape that helps blind artists to create amazing paintings. These works allow the viewer to see what we could not have imagined before and see beyond ordinary consciousness. The mind of blind artists creates art without being able to visualize it. Visually impaired people have no preconception of what they would draw because of lack of sight or limited vision.
But visually impaired art school students can use a special technique of perception of color and shape that helps them to create amazing paintings and push the boundaries of the deaf artist's imagination. Blind artists understand colors through sounds, smells, tactile sensations, and emotions. Their art paintings jump out of the canvas to communicate with the other senses giving the viewer a heightened multi-sensory experience.
Blind artists' arts allow the viewer to see what we could not have imagined before and see beyond ordinary conclusions.
Navigating the canvas and reproducing forms is not an easy task for an artist who is blind. But together with the help of technology, we bridge the gap between what can be and what is.
Our future goals:
Following and supporting this ongoing and traveling exhibition, Deaf Blindness Help, Inc will continue to help raise awareness for this cause. As awareness is raised, our ability to bridge the gap will grow.
DeafBlindness Help, Inc is a Charity that has been created to help individuals with blind, deaf, and deafblind disabilities in providing the resources to show the world their talents.
We believe that artificial intelligence plays an essential role in helping a blind artist to paint interpreting the electrical signal emitted by the body.
There are several more gadgets that help blind artists to navigate the plane and select color schemes. DeafBlindness Help charity also plans to support other developers who plan to develop other devices that will expand the capabilities of blind people. Our goal is to enable blind people to engage in creativity, to turn their thoughts into words and digital images. We believe that artificial intelligence plays an essential role in helping a blind artist to paint interpreting the electrical signal emitted by the body.
DorDor is a gallery with a rich history for being a home for artists originating in the Moscow underground since 2017 but now as an international platform in its new home in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn NYC since 2020. It has the prime aim to provide assistance for those artists who need support to get seen and heard while pushing the boundaries into the future of artistic expression. The original DorDor gallery, founded in Moscow by Ilya Dorsky became renowned for breaking boundaries both social and political, especially in the context of freedom of speech in Russia.
For more information on Product: www.dordorgallery.com Charity Event: Visual Art By The Blind Artists (deafblindness-help.org)
We also can coordinate with below gallery: Visual art and the visually impaired | Art Gallery Blog (agora-gallery.com)