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 former Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she spearheaded digital projects with public participation at their center. In the most recent example—ASK Brooklyn Museum—visitors ask questions using their mobile devices and experts answer in real time. She organized three award-winning 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.
Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy has been featured in the New York Times.
In 2016, Shelley joined the staff at the Barnes Foundation as the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer.