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Lecture: Dr. John Perry

Memorial Art Gallery
Thursday, October 17, 2013
7:00 PM

"Making the Memory Hologram." Dr. John Perry, president of Holographics North, Inc., speaks on his work in the exhibition Memory Theatre 2013.

For the show, Perry recreated William Ordway Partridge’s iconic sculpture Memory as a hologram. The original (on the Memorial Art Gallery's second floor) was commissioned in 1913 by MAG founder Emily Sibley Watson as a memorial to her son, James G. Averell, to whom the Gallery is dedicated.

In his talk, which is included in Gallery admission, Perry will discuss the project details, current myths about the medium and a bit of the underlying technology.

Perry received his PhD from the University of Rochester. His company is known for large fine art holograms, including UR’s image of George Eastman, the 2004 official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and 40 large-scale works for artist James Turrell.

Lecture supported by the Dr. James T. and Mrs. Jacqueline S. Adams Education Fund.

 

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