New York artist Devorah Sperber works with assistants and art handlers to install After The Last Supper, one of her multi-colored thread-spool installations at the Brooklyn Museum.
Using spools of thread, Sperber creates a pixilated, three-dimensional, inverted image of a masterpiece, which appears as a colorful abstract to the naked eye. Once viewed with an optical device, however, the work becomes immediately recognizable as the famous painting, a full-scale recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Sperber deconstructs familiar images so that the brain can reconstruct them.
The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber
January 26–May 6, 2007
Shelley is the Vice Director for Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through projects including free public wireless access, web-enabled comment books, projects for mobile devices and putting the Brooklyn Museum collection online. She is the initiator and community manager of the Museum's initiatives on the social web. She organized Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, and GO: a community-curated open studio project. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and she's been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::