As an artist and designer, I’m interested in people’s different visual perceptions. Individually, we all have different experiences, but how is art perceived by the blind and partially sighted? Can we translate design to enhance meaning and accessibility?
This is something that I’ve explored through artistic research. My recent work, Double Vision: An investigation of art and differential perception looks at how we can translate design to enhance the experience of those with vision impairments. This is done through the application of colour theory, artistic principles and computer science. It has led to numerous papers, articles and multiple exhibitions, notably in Paris, Washington DC and Hangzhou, China.
My research is in close relationship with artists and technicians from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, the University of Dundee and the University of Manchester.
Graphic and Media Design
Physical Digital Experiences
Digital Media Concepts
Colour Theory, physiology of the eye and their effects on colour perception.
Artistic expression directed to specific visual acuities.
Seeing as thinking and art's role in that process.
Technologically enhanced visual thinking and perception
Guerrilla tactics in art, design and advertising.
(re)visions, Harrison and Nickle (eds.) Expression Intercession, David Lyons and Raz Ullah, pp 88-93. Discovery Press, Dundee
Lyons, D, Ullah, R and Flatla, D, Double Vision, Impact 9 Printmaking Conference Publication, Hangzhou, China 2015. pp 121-127
Lyons, D and Flatla, D, Eye For An Eye, Electronic Visualization & the Arts, Ng, K. with S. McDaid and J. Bowen (eds.) EVA London 2014: pp 49-55
Biofutur, BioArt: La Rencontre des Arts Et De La Science, n. 369. Cover and pp 25-53
Chachan cedex, France
Printmaking Today, Lyons, D, Double Blind Test Series, 2013, vol 22, pp 51-52. London, England
Lyons, David. Concept Development. Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Online, eCollege course.
Lyons, David. Dimensional Design. Art Insitute of Pittsburgh. Online, eCollege course.
Lyons, David. Visual Design in Communication. Capella University. Online, Blackboard course.
Print Festival Scotland, HANNAH MACLURE CENTRE GALLERY Circle Squared with Raz Ullah
XIHU CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY Seeing Double with Raz Ullah
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Silk Road Worm
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Visions of Epigenetics: This is Tomorrow Calling
CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS GALLERY Visions of Epigenetics: Expression Intercession with Raz Ullah
CENTRE SPACE Double Vision with Raz Ullah and David Flatla
EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS GALLERY Visions of Epigenetics: This is Tomorrow Calling
HANNAH MACLURE CENTRE GALLERY, Edition Two: Spots
IAWIS Conference exhibition QUEEN MOTHER BUILDING GALLERY Color Blind Test Series with David Flatla
BSC EVE Conference Demonstration Eye for An Eye with David Flatla
SARAH SILBERMAN ART GALLERY Double Blind
Rockville MD USA
HANNAH MACLURE CENTRE GALLERY Double Blind Test Series
ART BORED, Gallery 106, Menomonie, WI. David Lyons’ and Robert Hilpert’s latest Art Bored work.
FACULTY SHOW, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI. Hand colored etchings
PROFESSOR'S CHOICE, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. Silver prints.
RECKLESS ABANDON, Love Ugly, Rochester, MN. Mixed media performance.
HAPPY PENGUIN FILM FESTIVAL, Rochester, MN. Video screening.
EPHEMERAL TRUTHS, San Marcos Fine Arts Center, San Marcos, TX. Color photographic print.
A DIFFERENT APPROACH; PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES BY DAVID LYONS, St. Charles College, St. Charles MO. Silver prints.
MINNESOTA ART, Rochester Art Center, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN. Silver print diptych.
BIG TIME ART SHOW, Survival Graphics, Madison, WI. Two man show. Electric sculptures.
CRAWL, The Safe House, Green Bay, WI. Performance with Cool Youth Deacon and Mild Bill Stiegerwaldt.
HAIG DEMARJIAN AND DAVE LYONS, Gallery B-106, Madison, WI. Mixed technique prints.
IF YOU CAN’T WALK, CRAWL! Looters, Green Bay, WI. One man show of mixed technique prints and electric sculpture.
SIXTY- FOURTH ANNUAL ART SHOW, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI. Mixed technique print diptych.
RECENT WORKS, Mantra, West Chicago, IL. One-man show. Electric sculpture and silkscreen on silver prints.
OUT OF PLACE IN GOD’S COUNTRY, Gallery B-106, Madison, WI. Two man show. Electric sculpture and prints.
GROUP SHOW, Gallery B-106, Madison, WI. Photo and photo diptych.
SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL ART SHOW, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI. Silver gelatin print.
PHOTOGRAPHS, Humanities Building, Madison, WI. One-man show of photographs.
UNCENSORED ART, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI. Silkscreen on photo diptych.
ANTI-CENSORSHIP EXHIBITION, Art Cancer, Madison WI. Electric sculpture.
...BUT I HAD TO KILL HIM, Avalon, Chicago, IL. One-man show of electric paintings.
PRINTMAKING, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL. Silkscreens.