"Study for SWEEPS" by Jan Pieter Fokkens

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W: 24.5" D: 1.25" H: 24.5"
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Inspired by images of deep space, computer compression algorithms, and early non-representational art, Chicago-based artist Jan Pieter Fokkens uses the tangible qualities of pattern and color to interpret unimaginable sights.

Entitled "Study for SWEEPS," this work offers a representation of the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search, Hubble’s seven-day-long survey of 180,000 stars in order to detect extrasolar planets. Using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Fokkens extracts the average color of various coordinates, and uses archival markers to represent the point on photo paper. The result is a reductionist account of an unimaginable sight.

Framed. Pigment ink on photo paper.

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