Tim’s Vermeer: Tim Jenison Close-Up
Inventor Tim Jenison attempted to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically—150 years before the invention of photography? SEE the exhibit of his process work, WATCH the documentary film, and HEAR from Tim Jenison himself on his epic research project to test his theory and the results of his extraordinary discoveries.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Tim’s Vermeer: Tim Jenison Close-Up is an exhibition of Mr. Jenison’s process work on display at Kennedy Library, September 14 – Oct 3rd.
See photographs from the various roles Tim Jenison undertook throughout his attempt to solve one of art’s biggest mysteries. Interactively, the exhibit will ask the viewers to consider what they are really seeing in the photographs, and allow them to leave their thoughts and impressions on the walls of the exhibit space adjacent to the photos and discover more with the aid of mirrors manipulated by the viewer.
The exhibit will also include a one-day only display of Jenison’s recently completed painting, which was modeled after Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” titled: “Claire with a Pearl Earring” on Wednesday September 30th from 10AM to 4PM.
- Exhibit Run: Sept. 14 – Oct. 3rd • 1st floor Community Gallery, Kennedy Library
- Free Film Screening: Wednesday Sept. 30 • Time: 7pm • Spanos Theatre with a Q &A by Tim Jenison to follow the screening
- Science Café: “Bending the Rules of Art & Science with Tim Jenison“ Thursday Oct. 1st • Time: 11am-12:30pm • Kennedy Library, 2nd floor café lounge
PRESENTED BY AND IN COLLABORATION WITH
Scenic design professor Pegi Marshall, Theatre & Dance Department, College of Liberal Arts
SPONSORS AND COLLABORATORS
College of Liberal Arts, Theatre & Dance Department, Robert E. Kennedy Library, Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies Program (LAES), Graphic Communication Department (GrC), Cal Poly Center for Expressive Technologies (CET), and the Computer Science Department
The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library open hours.
MORE INFO: Catherine Trujillo • (805) 756-6395 or ude.yloplacnull@llijurtc
Join Professor Pegi Marshall and Tim Jenison for a mashup that brings together students from various disciplines to discover surprising connections and bridges; between themselves and their disciplines. Mashups will feature campus guest speaker Tim Jenison – entrepreneur, inventor, computer engineer, and aims to stimulate discussions focused around two topics: Art vs. Science and It’s about the Process, Not the Product. Both sessions will include a short 10 minute film of Tim’s most recent painting – Claire with the Pearl Earring, and the comparator mirror used in his process.
Wednesday September 30th
KTGY Gallery in building 21m Engineering West room 105.
Open to all.
• 10-11:30AM: Art vs. Science
• 2:30-4:00PM: It’s about the Process, Not the Product
More info on mashups: Pegi Marshall 756-1425