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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Spaced Out

Don't be fooled by these images. The originals are charcoal drawings and not photographs. Robert Longo's exhibit at Metro Pictures explores the final frontier, but there is something soothing about these works that depict the powerful unknown and terrifying infinity. Opting to use only black and white, Longo gives us the moon, sun, Neptune, Earth, Saturn, and star clusters in a serene setting. This show reminded me of that sequence in Kubrick's "2001" in which Dave travels through galaxies upon galaxies, and you realize--in a good way--that man is small and insignificant. (Images via Metro Pictures Gallery)