Friday, February 4, 2011

BYU Museum of Art - Brian Knep

Yesterday I visited the Brigham Young University (BYU) Museum of Art. One of Paul's relatives is a volunteer there and wanted us to see a Carl Bloch exhibit. I was impressed by the museum and its exhibitions. It opened in October 1993. The architecture of the building is very nice. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 16,500 objects with an emphasis on American and religious art. In addition to Bloch, we saw a Dorothea Lange exhibit of photographs from a Life Magazine piece she did in 1953 about three Mormon towns. The coolest exhibit to me was something by Brian Knep called Healing 1. What a cool artist and what a cool exhibit. Brian Knep is a new media artist who uses science and technology to explore change, healing, struggle and acceptance. The piece we saw uses algorithms to create a glowing pool of organic patterns projected on the floor. The patterns tear and rebuild themselves as a person moves across the projection mirroring the healing process as a scar develops over a wound and reflecting the memory that those scars may hold.

Check out the cool video here.

My photo

Found this photo on line...this is what we were doing in the exhibit.

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