Robert Munn and Sara Cook will have an opening showing their latest lenticular creations. The opening will be at The Proposition Gallery, 559 West 22nd Street, New York City, December 1st, 6-8 PM. The show will run through January 12, 2008.
Bob Munn is a very talented creator of lenticulars and this exhibit will show his latest work, which is a study in color, shape, design, etc., and from the preview I saw at his studio, it should be quite an interesting exhibit.
Bob will be at the opening and if you can make it there I know you would enjoy talking to him as he is a very interesting person. I will be there and I hope to see some familiar faces from the NYSS. I am told there will also be a number of known artists at the opening.
-- Sheldon Aronowitz
Ellen Donahue & Ronald Sosinski present "Exhibition Ultradelic," current work of New York artists Robert Munn and Sara Cook. Three dimensional & animating lenticular art. Opening Saturday December 1, 2007 6-8 pm at The Proposition Gallery, 559 West 22 St. through January 12, 2008.
ROBERT MUNN & SARA COOK founders of The Depthography Group, have been creating and exhibiting three-dimensional and animated lenticular artworks for over 17 years. "Exhibition Ultradelic" presents a body of work that is a departure from the themes of their previous shows at The Proposition Gallery. This show presents three aspects of their work. The first explores the impact of extreme dimensional effect on abstract form and texture, utilizing depth itself as an abstract element, sometimes in audacious disconnect with conventional perception.
"We set out to destroy the 'novelty' aspect of the medium and replace it with an uncompromising direct assault on that prevailing perception. We wanted to present the viewer with an experience that would be refreshingly and provocatively new," says Robert Munn. The second presents complex psychedelic animating art as a fully interactive experience as well as abstract 3d. "This medium possesses unique qualities in conveying symbolism on a subliminal level," says Sara Cook. The third presents a collection of music performance images.
As the Depthography Group, Mr. Munn and Miss Cook have produced innovative and unusual works in stereo photographic projection and three-dimensional film presentation, in 1990 they became immersed in the study, analysis, research and creation of lenticular images and over many years, the pair had devised innovative methods and procedures advancing the lenticular medium itself.
In 1992 they founded the Virtual Image Gallery, the world's first gallery devoted solely to lenticular art. Soon after in 1993 the pair worked with the noted Swiss artist H.R. Giger on a collaborative effort that was part of his Watch Abart '93 show, opening in New York and Geneva simultaneously. As The Depthography Group their work has been exhibited throughout the world. Their previous shows at the Proposition Gallery in 2002/3 and 2004/5 were well received, the latter show prompting numerous exhibits at The Deutsche Bank gallery in midtown Manhattan as well as a commission from the Tandy corporation to create 3 large lenticular images to provide an artistic focal point to the reception area of their world headquarters building in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Ellen Donahue & Ronald Sosinski present "Exhibition Ultradelic", the works of New York artists Robert Munn and Sara Cook. The show is open to the public and opens Saturday December 1, 6-8 pm at The Proposition Gallery, 559 w 22 ST. It can be seen through January 12, 2008. Call The Proposition Gallery for hours (212-242-0035) or go to www.theproposition.com.