Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Obsessions of the Oculist from May 5 through July 1, 2005.
Obsessions of the Oculist is an exhibition that brings together a number of objects and oddities having to do with the act of seeing, including eye charts, eye tests, eye signs, glass eyes, and other paraphernalia. The curator Sheri Sheridan has placed emphasis especially on objects from the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition includes several anonymous photographs that take eyes and seeing as their subject.
Obsessions of the Oculist will be seen concurrently with a survey of the work of Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925–1972), a photographer who made his living as an optometrist in the town of Lexington, Kentucky.