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A Science and Art Collaboration

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
ArtCenter College of Design
July 20 — December 16, 2018



MOONS Exhibition Opens at ArtCenter College of Design
Coincides with Prestigious COSPAR Scientific Assembly Hosted by California Institute of Technology During City of Astronomy Celebration

Exhibition Ponders Wonder Worlds and Orbiting Mysteries.


Art and Science by:
Alternative Moons
(Nadine Schlieper & Robert Pufleb)
Caltech Archives
Carnegie Observatories
Kevin M. Gill
James Griffith
Tim Hawkinson
The Huntington Library
Melanie King
Georges Méliès
Sarah Perry
Steve Roden
Karley Sullivan
Penelope Umbrico
Mount Wilson Observatory
Jacqueline Woods


(Pasadena, Calif.) — MOONS, an exhibition probing the intersection of science and contemporary art, opened Thursday, July 19 at ArtCenter College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena and will continue through December 16, 2018. The exhibition curator is Stephen Nowlin, Williamson Gallery director.


> >   Read MOONS essay by Stephen Nowlin, at KCET Artbound.

> >   Read ArtCenter's MOONS DOT Magazine article by Teri Bond.


The exhibition's opening coincided with the 42nd Scientific Assembly of the international Committee On Space Research (COSPAR), at the Pasadena Convention Center. The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), home of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and IPAC, was the official host of the prestigious conference. Caltech and ArtCenter are members of City of Astronomy, a consortium that organized astronomy-related events during the week-long COSPAR Conference. Additional City of Astronomy members include Carnegie Observatories, Giant Magellan Telescope project, IPAC at Caltech, NASA/JPL, Kidspace Children's Museum, Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena City College, The Planetary Society and the Thirty Meter Telescope project.   MORE. . .

Exhibition dates:
July 20 — December 16, 2018

Williamson Gallery hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, 12 noon to 9 p.m.
Closed Mondays and holidays

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
ArtCenter College
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, California 91103-1999
(626) 396-2397

for more information, contact

Teri Bond
Director, Media Relations
ArtCenter College
(626) 396-2385
teri.bond@artcenter.edu

Stephen Nowlin
Director, Williamson Gallery
ArtCenter College
(626) 396-2397
stephen.nowlin@artcenter.edu





Gallery View
Foreground: Tim Hawkinson, Thumbsucker, 2015
Mid: Sarah Perry, Impossible Gift, 2013
Background: Kevin M. Gill, Ten Moons, 2018
photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter College


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> > Link to other Williamson Gallery art-science projects



MOONS Exhibit Images:



Gallery entry
photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter College

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Tim Hawkinson
Thumbsucker

Plaster and urethane foam
40 x 40 x 40 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

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Penelope Umbrico
Screenshot 2015-11-04 14.22.59, 2015

Archival pigment print, 11 x 436 in.
Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

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Kevin M. Gill
Io, Satellite of Jupiter,
2018
Digital inkjet print, Maya, Photoshop, Lightroom, custom scripts
Data: Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and Galileo spacecraft
40 x 40 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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Kevin M. Gill
Dione, Satellite of Saturn,
2018
Digital inkjet print, Maya, Photoshop, Lightroom, custom scripts
Data: Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and Galileo spacecraft
40 x 40 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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Kevin M. Gill
Triton, Satellite of Neptune,
2018
Digital inkjet print, Maya, Photoshop, Lightroom, custom scripts
Data: Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and Galileo spacecraft
40 x 40 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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Sarah Perry
Impossible Gift,
2013
88 x 14 x 4 inches
Pitchfork, styrofoam, modeling paste,
acrylic paint, mixed media
Collection of Bruce Fowler

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Steve Roden
when stars become words (score)
, 2007
watercolor pencil, and colored pencil on
100 year-old musical manuscript paper
9 x 12 inches each
Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Gallery

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Gallery View
Foreground: Karley Sullivan, Moons of our Solar System
(A Labor of Love)
, 2014-18
Background: Penelope Umbrico, Everyone's Moon 2015-11-04 14.22.59, 2015
photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter College

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Gallery View
Foreground: Johannis Hevelii, Selenographia: A Description
of the Movements of the Moon
, 1647
Mid: Steve Roden, when stars become words (score), 2007
Background: Penelope Umbrico, Everyone's Moon 2015-11-04 14.22.59, 2015
photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter College

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Gallery View
Foreground: Galileo Galilei, Sidereus Nuncius, 1610
Background: Tim Hawkinson, Thumbsucker, 2015
photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter College

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Galileo Galilei
Sidereus Nuncius
, 1610
Rare book, title page
Courtesy of the Caltech Archives

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James Griffith
#3 Reflector,
2018
Tar on antique Mirror
24.5 x 20.5 inches
Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery
photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter College

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Penelope Umbrico
L - R:
Everyone's Moon 2015-11-04 14.22.59, 2015,
Single-channel digital video, color, sound;
Google Moon iPhone Screen Grabs, 2015,
45 Laser prints on acetate, 7 x 11 inches each;
Screenshot 2015-11-04 14.22.59, 2015,
Archival pigment print, 11 x 436 inches;
Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter College

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Jacqueline Woods
Raising the Tides
, 2017
Unique Gelatin Silver Print
24 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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Melanie King
Moon Rising
, 2016
Digital video, projected; size variable
Courtesy of the artist
photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter College

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Gallery View
Foreground: LIFE Magazine, LIFE On The Moon, 1969
Background: Kevin M. Gill, Ten Moons, 2018
photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter College

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Left: Jacqueline Woods
Moon Series
, Unique Gelatin Silver Prints
Right:
Richard Adams Locke
The Moon Hoax, or, A Discovery That The Moon
Has A Vast Population Of Human Beings
, 1859
photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter College

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Left: Karley Sullivan
Moons of our Solar System (A Labor of Love),
2014-2018
178 scratchboard drawings + corresponding reference cards
5x7 in each, (82 x 144 inches, entire grid)
Right:
Karley Sullivan
The Order of Things,
2018
(dimensions variable and subject to shift)
refinished modular cabinet
Courtesy of the Artist
photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter College

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Karley Sullivan
Satellite Hand (Calypso — Moon of Saturn)
, 2014
178 scratchboard drawings of solar system moons
Courtesy of the artist

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Nadine Schlieper and Robert Pufleb
Alternative Moons
, 2017
(photographs of pancakes)
archival pigment print on cotton based museum paper
Edition: 5 + 2 a.p. / #01/05
Courtesy of the artists

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Gallery View
Nadine Schlieper and Robert Pufleb
Alternative Moons
, 2017
photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter College

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