Experiments in Light by Gyorgy Kepes. Forty-five panels depict what he called the 'new landscape' of scientific imagery-microscopic minerals, cellular patterns, and tissue fibers-as well as his own experiments with camera-less photographic techniques.
This exhibition explores the question of art’s relevance in a scientific age through the work of Hungarian-born American artist, designer, and visual theorist Gyorgy Kepes (1906–2001).
Forty-five panels depict what Kepes, associated with Germany’s Bauhaus and Chicago’s New Bauhaus, called the “new landscape” of scientific imagery—microscopic minerals, cellular patterns, and tissue fibers—as well as Kepes’s own experiments with camera-less photographic techniques.
The exhibition is one of the first projects resulting from a $500,000 grant awarded to the Cantor and the Department of Art & Art History from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to facilitate research conducted by Stanford Ph.D. candidates on the Cantor’s collection.
IMAGE: Gyorgy Kepes, One Integrated Flow of Production, from the Early Series, 1938. Gelatin silver print, gouache, and airbrush on paperboard
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