Special Exhibition: Light Walks—Homage to Exploratorium Artist Bob Miller
Works by Kit Kube, Mark Esper, and Michael Brown
Curated by Liz Keim and Pamela Winfrey
On view through October 5
Light Walks is an art exhibition in honor of Bob Miller, one of the Exploratorium’s most influential artists, who died in 2007. Michael Brown, Marke Esper and Kit Kube, Michael Walsh, Jane Aaron, the artists featured, use light as their main tool for exploration. Echoing Miller’s attitude towards the wonders of light, they are artists who range from those who revel in the gossamer qualities of light to those who play with phenomena such as persistence of vision, whether through sculpture or moving images. The works include Enlightenment by Mark Esper, an interactive installation that manipulates light, creating inverse shadows; Circadian Snare by Kit Kube, a sculpture of projected light and pattern; and Ghost Horse by Michael Brown, a visual experiment combing a series of images created by Eadweard Muybridge; Lightwalk by Michael Walsh, a looping video that captures the essence of one of Bob Miller’s signature Light Walks; and Traveling Light by Jane Aaron, a video loop that captures changing light in a day.
They were all influenced by or are kindred spirits of light artist Bob Miller, creator of the Sun Painting, Everyone is You and Me, and many other long-time favorite exhibits. To honor Miller’s enduring impact on the Exploratorium, a fund in his name has been established to support a variety of projects consistent with his philosophy and passions—maintenance of his iconic exhibits, the creation of new exhibits and the establishment of a fellowship fund to support artists in residence. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please call the Development Department at (415) 561-0385.
The Exploratorium is located inside the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco's Marina District. Exploratorium hours are TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY 10am–5pm, CLOSED MONDAYS, except for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Exploratorium is wheelchair accessible. For information, call (415) EXP-LORE.
Official Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu
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