In Progress: Air Travel / Night Vision

August 31, 2011

The exhibition, Air Travel, was assembled by Fresno artist and educator Julia Bradshaw. She does not like flying. Her artist-book ‘Flying’, on view at Corridor 2122, is in the Getty Research Institute collection.

Julia writes:

Corridor 2122 in Fresno, California presents artwork by eight artists on the theme of air travel. Opening on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 5pm until 8pm and on view weekends from noon to 4pm throughout the month of September, the exhibition brings together local and internationally-renowned artists whose work probe different responses to air travel. Artworks take you back to a time when flying was rare, glamorous and adventuresome; a time when air-travel represented freedom. Other artworks are triggered by today’s flying experience; a time inspired by data and schedules, anxiety and fear, surveillance, boredom and the mundane.

More info:

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Leslie Batty 

Julia Bradshaw

Jonathan Brilliant

Stephen Chalmers

Stephen Dent

Hasan Elahi

t.w. five

Aaron Koblin







More from Julia:

The green hue in Fresno-based artist Stephen Dent‘s paintings is indicative of the green phosphor monitor of a night-vision camera. Depicting surveillance images of military airport landscapes, Dent’s images create tension and induce anxiety. His images depict routine airport operations, but the green phosphorous hue is suggestive of the more watchful eye of a military maneuver. Stephen Dent teaches at Willow International Community College.

Air Travel works in progress


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