Lonnie Hanzon: Magic LanternThu Nov 06, 2008 Fri Feb 13, 2009
Location: Englewood Civic Center
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6, 5:00 - 9:00pm
Magic Lantern offers an eccentric and romantic glimpse of a forgotten era through a collection of artifacts that are now obsolete. The exhibit features nearly 1,000 images from hand painted, hand photographed glass slides that Lonnie Hanzon has collected for the Museum of Outdoor Arts. Slides have been repurposed, presenting century old media through modern technology such as video and photographic reproductions.
Hanzon first discovered glass slides at an archaeologist's estate auction and was fascinated by an art form he had never before seen. "It is an obsolete media and yet when you look at them, you soon realize the Victorians were doing psychedelic art shows."
In conjunction with Magic Lantern, the Sound Gallery at MOA will feature obsolete audibles.