There are few phrases in the English language more terrifying than ''going blind.'' We're a sight-based species. All of our interactions, including the one we're having now, are based on sight. Cathy Cunningham-Little, an abstract multimedia artist from Virginia who has shown works all over the world, got interested in the loss of sight after her father began to go blind. Her art, seen in the new exhibit ''Cathy Cunningham-Little: Reconstructing Visual Isomers,'' is created through the careful use of directed colored light reflected from glass shards in order to form strange, asymmetrical displays on the wall. ''In my current works, I am asking the viewer to second-guess his or her preconceived notions about what is and isn’t real,'' says Cunningham-Little via e-mail. ''My artworks were born from my father's loss of vision and his subsequent vivid descriptions from his memory. He could 'see' things that were no longer existent and describe an image or event in his head as if it was still present in physical space and time. I create these works in an attempt to capture a reality much like my father's experience with reality.''
Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Through September 1. Redbud Gallery, 303 East 11th. For information, call 713-862-2532 or visit redbudgallery.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Aug. 10. Continues through Sept. 1, 2013