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Lunacy, 2010 
Tristin Lowe, American (born 1966)
Felt, PVC vinyl inflatable armature
Dimensions variable. Commissioned by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.

Lunacy, 2010 Tristin Lowe, American (born 1966) Felt, PVC vinyl inflatable armature Dimensions variable. Commissioned by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.

Exhibition

Tristin Lowe: Under the Influence

October 22, 2011–January 29, 2012

Provocative, mysterious, and altogether otherworldly, Under the Influence features two interconnected works by Philadelphia artist Tristin Lowe--Lunacy, a giant rendering of the moon created in felt, and Visither I, a neon light sculpture. Both objects were commissioned by the Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art in 2010, where they were first shown. This exhibition marks their Philadelphia debut. Measuring twelve-and-a-half-feet in diameter, Lunacy is one of Lowe's most ambitious works to date. Consisting of an inflatable sphere covered in 490 square feet of white felt that has been pieced together by hand, it awes the viewer not only with its size, but with its intricate patterns and details that evoke the pocks and craters of the moon's surface. Lowe created these effects through a painstaking process involving tweezers, small brushes, sizing, and a comb-over technique.


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Curators

Dilys E. Blum, The Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles

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