In Ways of Looking: How To Experience Contemporary Art
Ossian Ward notes that “More than ever before, looking
has become a matter of Darwinian survival – only the
strongest images make the grade, and even then we only
give a cursory glance to what we think we’re seeing...
Much of our culture, infused as it is with the multisensory
slap-in-the-face shorthand as our hurried existences, can
be difficult to look at or get a grip on.”