JR Art Installation, Paper Eye With The NYC Ballet

New York City Ballet

Browsing through the latest issue of National Geographic, with a must read, but emotionally difficult article on The Invisible War on the Brain, I came across a phenomenal image of an eye that really grabbed my attention.  The French artist, JR did an amazing large-scale photograph installation last February at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center.  This photograph was 80 of the dancers with the New York City Ballet, posing on a massive sheet of paper arranged to resemble a human eye.  This art project was done as part of the NYCB 2014 Art Series and I am just now becoming aware of it.  Looks like it was an amazing installation.  Sorry to have missed it.

 

There is an interesting Youtube on the behind the scenes.  The large scale photograph was only one part of the Art Series as other images included various aspects of ballet printed on distressed wood. For more images of the project, check out this site.

Call For Proposals, Vision Art Exhibit

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The Moran Eye Center is issuing a call for proposals for two different art exhibits related to vision that we are curating: a permanent collection which will be housed in the new Mid-Valley Health Center and an exhibit that will be held at Art Access Gallery from April 17 – May 8th, 2015.

The deadline for the Mid-Valley Moran Eye Center location is Nov. 28th.

The deadline for the Art Access show is January 30th.

Please review the pdf linked here for more information and let us know here in the comments or by email at webvision@hsc.utah.edu if you have any questions.

 

Image Credit: Bryan William Jones, Ph.D.

Retina, 2002 from Deborah Aschheim

We here at Webvision love art, particularly scientific art or scientifically inspired art.  Friend of Webvision, Nancy Parmalee pointed “Retina” out the other day on Twitter and it turns out “Retina” is/was an art installation in 2002 by Deborah Aschheim at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts.  I don’t know if it is still in place.  Any additional information from the community on this installation or on its current status would be appreciated.