Nine Gallery

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June 2— July 3, 2016

Laura Heit: Hypothetical Stars

A hand-drawn animated installation, utilizing microscopic and macroscopic imagery, Hypothetical Stars invites viewers to imagine a star system too deep inside or too far away to see. Hand drawn interventions are overlaid with raw footage taken form the NASA Apollo 12 mission. Using thrown shadows from tabletop dioramas and reflected and refracted animated projections to create a universe of hypothetical stars, moons, and planets. This piece coincides with two films completed in 2015 based on NASA footage released spring 2015.

Originally Commissioned by Richard Herskowitz for the 2015 Houston Cinema Arts Festival. With support from the Oregon Arts Commision Career Opportunity Grant.

Mirrors, colored plexi, brass, 2rpm display motor, video files.

Nine Gallery was founded in 1987 by nine artists interested in working periodically outside the context of the commercial gallery. It is an artist-run cooperative and is administratively and financially independent from Blue Sky, as it is funded solely by its members. Each member of Nine Gallery is in charge of the gallery for one month each year. Usually members show their own work, however, they are also welcome to curate shows of other artists’ work. Periodically the members of Nine Gallery, who now number eleven, present work together in group exhibitions, and at other times they collectively invite other artists to show. Beyond the general interest in creating a largely non-commercial exhibition environment with a minimum of bureaucratic and institutional structure, the members of Nine Gallery have no collective ideological program or philosophy.
To purchase a copy of Nine @ 25, a Blurb publication celebrating Nine Gallery’s 25th anniversary, follow this link.

Nine Gallery shares the same hours as Blue Sky.