Oct 18 – Nov 15, 2014
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
DJ Set by Maryanne Casasanta
Snacks by Club Sandwich
Moon Room features 21 Canadian artists creating perspectives on the moon through drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and site-specific installations. The moon is both close to us and endlessly distant. It’s mystery is continually unfolding and each discovery leads us to new questions. The artists approached the exhibition from moon reference points near and far, examining it’s secrets and connections between past, present and future. Recognizing meaning and unity between the creator’s relative sensibilities, my role is to act as the catalyst, realizing new constellations that arise from these specific interactions.
– Kristin Weckworth, Curator
New data obtained by NASA’s GRAIL mission reveals that the Procellarum region on the near side of the moon — a giant basin often referred to as the “man in the moon” — likely arose not from a massive asteroid strike, but from a large plume of magma deep within the moon’s interior.
The Procellarum region is a roughly circular, volcanic terrain some 1,800 miles in diameter. One hypothesis suggested that it was formed by a massive impact, in which case it would have been the largest impact basin on the moon. Subsequent asteroid collisions overprinted the region with smaller — although still large — basins.
From Oct 18 – Nov 15, 2014