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Featured Artists, New Acquisitions, Permanent Collection

Featured Artist: Jay Tyrrell

No Comments 14 December 2011

New Acquisitions to the Collection [galobj viewid=98] At first glance, these three photographs, which are part of a 39-print series, seem to be images of the landscape and/or the abstracted forms of wind machines. But through the invention and imagination of artist Jay Tyrrell, they morph into a visual narrative based on H. G. Wells’ 1898 science fiction fantasy War of the Worlds. Just as wind farms seem to be marching across the Earth to feed the voracious appetite for energy, Tyrrell’s wind turbines become the “tripods” (so named by Wells) invading from another planet, sending out destructive death rays that he titled “cameras.” The story unfolds and one begins to imagine the Martian machines taking control of everything in their path.… read more

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Events, Lecture

Jay Tyrrell Photography: Wind Army

1 Comment 25 April 2011

Saturday, April 30, 3 – 4:30 pm Mary Craig Auditorium California photographer, Jay Tyrrell, speaks about his Wind Army series – on the surface, an elegant, large-format, panoramic survey of wind farms. However, Tyrrell explains that inspiration came not from the subject matter’s ability to generate alternate sources of energy, but its likeness to armies of aliens marching across the landscape as in H.G. Wells’ novel War of the Worlds.… read more

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