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The Aura of Craig Baldwin

Window reception for artist Renee Gertler

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am


San Francisco based artist Renée Gertler pays homage to ATA’s 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.

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