Out There

Melina Taylor
Oct 21, 2014 4:08AM

An exhibition exploring the reaches of man in outer space. The exhibition begins with a more literal interpretation, showcasing works by Robert Rauschenberg's Stoned Moon series, with astronauts and rocket ships. Alexander Calder's spherical sculptures suggest the planets and the many celestial bodies orbiting through the heavens. As you progress through the works, they become less pictorial and more abstract, a high point being Rauschenberg's Automobile tire print, representing man's imprint on the planets within our solar system and the extent of our reach, hung across from Yusoff's Rukunegara 1: Belief in God. From there the works become more muted and minimalistic, a representation of how little we know the further we go from our own planet. The exhibition ends on Rauschenberg's White Painting (three panel), to leave room for the imagination to take hold about what lays beyond the universe unseen and as a resting place before the cycle begins again as the layout of the show is roughly cyclical. 

Melina Taylor
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