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The Aura of Craig Baldwin

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Aura
© Renee Gertler
The Aura of Craig Baldwin

992 Valencia St
@ 21st St
San Francisco, CA 94110
May 3rd, 2009 - May 31st, 2009
Opening: May 13th, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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TAGS:  
window-installation

DESCRIPTION

San Francisco based artist Renée Gertler pays homage to ATA artist-in-residence Craig Baldwin by doing a window installation based on his aura. Gertler, a former student of Baldwin's, took him to have his aura photographed and has used the resulting image as the basis for a sculpture. The piece was inspired by a lecture Baldwin gave on Walter Benjamin's "Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction." The project is a continuation of Gertler's work, which involves creating architectural models of natural phenomena that don’t have real rigid structures.