Hasted Kraeutler presents "Planetfall" of Michael Benson
Michael Benson creates intensely detailed views of the solar system, by curating and composing images he finds by mining the vast archives of raw image data from robotic spaceflight. Planetfall focuses on images taken during the last twelve years by contemporary spacecraft such as the Cassini Saturn orbiter, the intrepid Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory.
To encounter a Benson landscape is to be in awe of not only how he sees the universe, but also the ways in which he composes the never-ending celestial ballet. From the spidery volcanic fractures that scar the surface of Venus to the time-lapse flight path of a stray asteroid, the dizzying close-ups of the swirling "red spot" of Jupiter, the x-ray-filtered view of the sun's surface and the ripplin...
Le Museum of Art, Bates College accueille « Starstruck : The Fine Art of Astrophotography »
« Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography » will be among the first major exhibitions treating astrophotography as an art genre and, together with its attendant catalogue, will present new scholarship in this rapidly-evolving field. The exhibition, organized by the Museum’s Curator of Education, Anthony Shostak, features 106 images by thirty-five artists from around the world. Nine artists are included by invitation: Michael Benson, Linda Connor, Robert Gendler, Sharon Harper, David Malin, Thomas Ruff, Hans-Christian Schink, Alfred Stieglitz, and Jacqueline Woods. The remaining artists were selected through a juried format, and include five from Maine–James Cormier (Ellsworth), Jacob Gerritsen (Camden), Jim Nickelson (Camden), Kirk Rogers (Portland), and John Stetson (Falmouth)...