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Gareth Spor
First Photo From Space, 2008
Painted cement blocks, flag, flagpole
10' x 45' x 45'

Gareth Spor

After receiving a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California in Berkley, Gareth Spor turned to the arts and will receive his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts (CCA) in May 2008.

By bringing together disparate objects and concepts, the artist seeks to offer up to the audience a trail of breadcrumbs that might, "encourage particular mental paths and activities while not forcing any one idea upon the viewers." By combining the first photo of the earth taken from space (in 1946) and a carefully arranged selection of painted bricks (organized by the principles of Leonardo Fibonacci) Spor comments on the mysterious activity of man to create images that do not come into view unless seen from high above.

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