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 Bernstein is the Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she works to further the Museum's community-oriented mission through digital projects. Through her work at the Museum, she explores the intersection of public participation and digital and has organized three projects— Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, GO: a community-curated open studio project—which enabled the public to participate in the exhibition process. She's currently working on a museum-wide digital initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of their Bloomberg Connects program. In 2010, Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy and approaches to social media have been featured in the New York Times. She can be found biking to work or driving her '74 VW Super Beetle in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her dog Teddy. ::contact::