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A Science and Art Collaboration

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery,
ArtCenter College

June 30 — September 10, 2017

ECLIPSE Probes the Contemporary Art, Science, History
and Culture of Solar Eclipses.


Art by:
Lita Albuquerque
Howard Russell
Russell Crotty
Stephen Dankner
Rosemarie Fiore
Michael C. McMillen
Jacqueline Woods


Science by:
The Caltech Archives
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Carnegie Observatories
Lick Observatory
The Huntington Library
Goddard Space Flight Center


Natural Phenomenon by:
Gravitational Physics
(ECLIPSE has claimed the upcoming solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, as an annex to the works on display. The eclipse will appear throughout the United States, and watchers are invited to view it in the context of the exhibition, from their own location. Be certain to use proper eye protection.)


(Pasadena, Calif.) — Co-curated by Stephen Nowlin (Williamson Gallery Director/Curator), Jay Pasachoff (Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College), and Anthony Misch (Director, Lick Observatory Historical Collections Project), in association with New-York Historical Society Curator of Drawings Roberta J.M. Olson, ECLIPSE features works of contemporary art by Lita Albuquerque, Russell Crotty, Stephen Dankner, Rosemarie Fiore, Michael C. McMillen and Jacqueline Woods, as well as historical paintings by Howard Russell Butler (1856-1934). It further includes objects and artifacts borrowed or sourced from the Lick Observatory, The Huntington Library, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Caltech Archives, JPL/NASA, Carnegie Observatories, and Goddard Space Flight Center.


> >   Read ECLIPSE essay by Stephen Nowlin.

> >   Read ECLIPSE essay by Jay Pasachoff.

> >   Read Lick Observatory notes by Anthony Misch.


In catalog essays, Stephen Nowlin explores the Christian vs. Astrologer discourse incited throughout England by the advent of Black Monday, a total solar eclipse that occurred on March 29, 1652, and Williams College (Massachusetts) astronomer and exhibit co-curator Jay Pasachoff engages the history and cultural/historical resonance of solar eclipses, past and present. Anthony Misch curated the Lick Observatory section of ECLIPSE, capturing images and artifacts of Lick's late 19th and early 20th century eclipse expeditions. A short overview is provided in his notes.

Exhibition dates:
June 30 - September 10, 2017

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





Rosemarie Fiore
Smoke Eclipse #52, 2015
Lit smoke firework residue on Sunray paper
Courtesy of the artist and
Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles


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> >   Link to other Williamson Gallery art-science projects



ECLIPSE Exhibit Images:



Gallery entry
photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter College


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Gallery View
Foreground: German eclipse book, 1764
Courtesy of The Caltech Archives
Left: London Eclipse, 1652
Scanned and enlarged rare book pages,
Courtesy of The Huntington Library
Right: Rosemarie Fiore
Smoke Eclipse #15, 52, 50, 2015
Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery, L.A.
photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter College



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Jacqueline Woods
Black Sun with Falling Corona, 2016
Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 40 x 30 inches
Courtesy of Jacqueline Woods


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Russell Crotty
Blue Totality, 2017
Ink and watercolor, fiberglass, plastic and
tinted bio-resin on paper, 48 x 48 x 1 inches
Courtesy of the artist and
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica


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Anthony Misch, curator
Lick Observatory Historical Collections,
Artifacts and Exhibition Film,
20th century
Courtesy of the University of California Observatories
Photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter


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Howard Russell Butler
California Solar Eclipse,
1923
Oil on Canvas, 49 x 33-1/2 inches
Collection of The Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY


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Lita Albuquerque
Eclipse,
2017
Looping video, 11m-56sec
Object, gold-plated bronze
Sound: Sussan Deyhim
Editing: Marc Breslin
Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Juan Posada/ArtCenter


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Michael C. McMillen
Burn,
2017
Mixed media
Courtesy of the artist
and L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA


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Jacqueline Woods
L — R:
Black Sun No. 7
The Center of Us
The Future Forward
Ascension

Unique Gelatin Silver Prints, 2016
Courtesy of Jacqueline Woods
Photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter


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Nicholas Culpeper
Catastrophe magnatum: or,
The fall of monarchie. A caveat to magistrates,
deduced from the eclipse of the sunne,
March 29, 1652

Enlargement from scan of original, 60 x 48 inches
Rare Book Collection, Huntington Library


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Fulk Bellers
Jesus Christ the Mysticall or Gospell Sun,
1652
Enlargement from scan of original, 60 x 48 inches
Rare Book Collection, Huntington Library


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Stephen Dankner
Eclipses,
2016
Digital giclee print, 14 x 68 inches
Courtesy of the artist


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Anthony Misch, curator
Lick Observatory Historical Collections,
Artifacts and Exhibition Film,
20th century
Courtesy of the University of California Observatories
Photo: Stephen Nowlin/ArtCenter


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