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The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy
April 29 – August 21, 2016

 

Laura Battle, American b. 1957

Star, 2008
Graphite on grey paper
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of the artist

How long is your past, how far is your future, 2015
Oil and mixed media on canvas
60 x 192 in.
Courtesy of the artist

Yonder, 2015
Graphite on paper
30 x 44 in.
Courtesy of the artist

Michael Benson, American, b. Germany 1962

The Ultraviolet Sun, TRACE, July 30, 1999, 2010
Digital c-print, edition 8
35 x 35 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery

Matthew Brandt, American, b. 1982

NGC 6357, 2013 
Cocaine on photographer's velvet
73 x 46 in.
Collection of Stuart Levy Fine Art, courtesy of the artist, Yossi Milo Gallery and M+B Gallery

 

Vija Celmins, American, b. Latvia 1938

Untitled Galaxy, 1986
Etching on Somerset paper, edition of 12
12 1/8 x 15 1/4 in.

Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery

 

Caleb Charland, American, born 1980

 

Attempting to Paddle Straight at the Moon, 2010
Color inkjet print
16 x 20 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sasha Wolf Gallery

Candle Shadow #93, 2015
Gelatin silver print 
11 x 9 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sasha Wolf Gallery

Candle Shadow with Center Burn #1413, 2015
Gelatin silver print
14 x 12 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sasha Wolf Gallery

Penumbra # 60, 2015
Gelatin silver print 
11 x 9 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sasha Wolf Gallery

 

Linda Connor, American b. 1944 

Morehouse Comet, 1908/2015
Sublimation on aluminum
14 x 11 in.
Collection of the artist; courtesy of the University of California Observatories, images made from scans of original glass plate negatives from the Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton Plate Archives

Star Trails, 1894/2015
Sublimation on aluminum
14 x 11 in.
Collection of the artist; courtesy of the University of California Observatories, images made from scans of original glass plate negatives from the Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton Plate Archives

Lunar Eclipse, Broken Plate, 1895/2015
Sublimation on aluminum
25 x 20 in.
Collection of the artist; courtesy of the University of California Observatories, images made from scans of original glass plate negatives from the Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton Plate Archives

September 1, 1899/2015
Sublimation on aluminum
36 x 27 in.
Collection of the artist; courtesy of the University of California Observatories, images made from scans of original glass plate negatives from the Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton Plate Archives 

 

Teresita Fernández, American b. 1968

Night Writing (Wittelsbach Graff), 2011
Colored and shaped paper pulp with ink jet assembled with mirror
55.25 x 73 x 2.75 in.
Collection of José Parlá, courtesy of Lehmann Maupin Gallery

 

Nancy Graves, American, 1939–1995

 

Part of Sabine D Region, Southwest Mare Tranquillitatis, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Fra Mauro Region of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Maestlin G Region of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Julius Caesar Quadrangle of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Montes Apenninus Region of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Maskelyne DA Region of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Sabine D Region of the Moon, Lunar Orbiter Site IIP-6 Southwest Mare Tranquillitatis, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Geologic Map of the Sinus Iridium Quadrangle of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

Sabine DM Region of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation 

Riphaeus Mountains Region of the Moon, 1972
Lithograph on Arches Cover white paper, edition of 100
22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation

NASA geologic map of the surface of the moon
Fra Mauro Region of the Moon, 1968
Courtesy of the Nancy Graves Foundation

Reflections on the Moon, 1974
Black-and-white film (transferred to DVD)
33 minutes, with sound
Courtesy of The Nancy Graves Foundation and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

 

Sharon Harper, American, b. 1966

Moon Studies and Star Scratches, No. 4
June– September 2004, Saratoga Springs, New York; Middlesex, Vermont;
Johnson, Vermont; Eden Mills, Vermont; Greensboro, North Carolina, 2010
Luminage print
50 x 40 in.
Courtesy of the artist

Moon Study and Star Scratches, no. 9
June 4–30, 2005, Clearmont, Wyoming 15, 30, 20, 8, 5, 1, 2, 1 minute exposures; 15, 8, 10, 14 second exposures, 2010
Luminage print
50 x 40 in.
Courtesy of the artist

 

Mishka Henner, Belgian, b. 1976 

 

Astronomical, 2011
Twelve softcover volumes printed-on-demand, Edition of 130
8½ x 5½ in. each, 6,000 pages
Collection Art Library, Vassar College

 

David Malin, Australian, b. England 1941

The Moon, whole disk, 4/5 full, ca. 2000-2001
Framed platinum/palladium print, edition of 10
28 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.
Courtesy of Howard Schickler 

The Horsehead Nebula Cloud, 1989
Hand-coated platinum/palladium print
14 x 11 in. sheet
Collection of James and Janet Kloppenburg

M104 Widefield, ca. 2000-2001
Framed platinum/palladium print, edition of 10
24 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.
Courtesy of Howard Schickler

The Core, 47 Tucanae, ca. 2000-2001
Framed platinum/palladium print, edition of 10
24 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.
Courtesy of Howard Schickler

Chris McCaw, American, b. 1971

Sunburned, GSP#612 (San Francisco Bay), 2012 
Gelatin silver paper negative
34 1/8 × 44 1/8 in. 
Courtesy of the artist and Yossi Milo gallery

  

Lisa Oppenheim, American, b. 1975

 

Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 1, 2015
Silver-toned-black-and-white silver gelatin photograph exposed to moonlight
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York 

Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 2, 2015
Silver-toned-black-and-white silver gelatin photograph exposed to moonlight
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York 

Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 3, 2015
Silver-toned-black-and-white silver gelatin photograph exposed to moonlight
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 4, 2015
Silver-toned-black-and-white silver gelatin photograph exposed to moonlight
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 24, 2015
Silver-toned-black-and-white silver gelatin photograph exposed to moonlight
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 25, 2015
Silver-toned-black-and-white silver gelatin photograph exposed to moonlight
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

 

Thomas Ruff, German b. 1958 

 

cassini 01, 2008
Chromogenic print, edition of 6
42 5/8 X 42 5/8 in.
Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

cassini 16, 2009
Chromogenic print, edition of 6
42 3/4 X 42 3/4 in.
Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

cassini 17, 2009
Chromogenic print, edition of 6
42 5/8 X 42 5/8 in.
Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

Lewis M. Rutherfurd, American, 1816-1892

Moon in First Quarter, 1865
Carbon print on letter mount, printed later by Lemercier et Cie., France
14 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. 
Collection Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. Purchase, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, 2003.2

 

Kiki Smith, American, b. 1954

Tidal, 1998
Accordion print of photogravures, photolithographs and silkscreen; edition of 39 
19 1/2 x 126 ¼ in. open
Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery 

Europa, 2001-2005
4 color photogravure with linograph; edition of 25 
21 x 29 ¼ in.
Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery 

 

Michelle Stuart, American, b. 1933

 

Positive and Negative Currents, 1969-70
2 Units, Graphite on paper, wood, paint, Plexiglas
24 x 24 x 3 in. each
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Navigating by Stars II, 2013
15 Framed archival inkjet photographs
26 x 56 in. overall
Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

 

Mungo Thomson, American, b. 1969

 

Negative Space (Cooper1963-01_KSC-63PC-2), 2016
Photographic mural
280 x 169 ½ in. approximate
Courtesy of the artist, mural produced by Coloredge

 

Penelope Umbrico, American, b. 1957

30, 193, 506 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr (partial)
02/22/06, 2016
Digital c-print
60 x 60 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Bruce Silverstein Gallery 

Screenshot 2015-11-07 18.34.11 / Pink Filter, 2015
Archival pigment print mounted to dibond

40 x 40 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, February 25, 2016

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