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Fly to Mars, 6, summer and spring, Lehmann Maupin, New York, photo by Kevin Ryan

Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:
Fly to Mars
Date: 
2004-2010
Dimensions: 
size variable, horizontal: 8 - 12 feet high x 10.6 - 16 feet wide,  vertical: 8 - 12 feet high x 6 - 9 feet wide
Photo credit: 
Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy ACME., Los Angeles, greengrassi, London, and Lehmann Maupin, New York.
Exhibition History: 

  1. IN DOOR OUT, ACME., Los Angeles, California, co-curated by Chip Tom, July 16 - August 14, 2004, exhibited 2.
  2. 35 x 35: Thirty-five Gifts for Thirty-five Years, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose California, curated by Susan Landaurer, October 2, 2004 - February 13, 2005, exhibited 1.
  3. Two by Two for AIDS and Art, Dallas Art Museum Benefit for Amfar, October 16, 2004, exhibited 2.
  4. Frieze Art Fair, London, England, Lehmann Maupin, New York, October 21 - 24, 2005, exhibited 4.
  5. Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, February 11 - May 20, 2007, exhibited 2.
  6. ARCO, Madrid, Spain, Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain, February 15 - 19, 2007, exhibited 3.
  7. ShContemporary 2008, The Asia Pacific Art Fair, Shanghai, China, Lehmann Maupin, New York, September 10 - 13, 2008, exhibited 3.
  8. Jennifer Steinkamp: Fly to Mars, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, curated by Ann M. Wolfe, March 7 - August 9, 2009, exhibited 1.
  9. Variations on a Theme, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, curated by JoAnne Northrup, May 23, 2009 - February 7, 2010, exhibited 1
  10. Jennifer Steinkamp, Leeahn Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, June 4 - July 3, 2010, exhibited 8.
  11. Jennifer Steinkamp, Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, South Korea, June 4 - July 3, 2010, exhibited 8.
  12. ACME, Los Angeles, February 12 - March 12, 2011, exhibited 9.
  13. The Death of the Moth, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, curated by Kippy Stroud, March 2 - September 2, 2012, exhibited 10.
  14. First Open, New Media, Christies, New York, New York, September 20 - October 4, 2013, exhibited 3 (maybe on-line only).
  15. Overture: New Acquisitions, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Nazli Gurlek, November 29, 2014 - March 22, 2015, exhibited 9.
  16. Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, curated by Manuel E. Gonzalez, February 28 - April 12, 2015, exhibited 10.

Description: Fly to Mars is a computer-animated projection of a tree that comes to life with movement as it cycles through the four seasons of the year. From colorful flowering buds in spring to leafless branches in winter, viewers experience the natural cycle of a tree's foliage. Simultaneously, the tree bows up and down, as though attempting to break free from the earth's gravity and take flight into the cosmos.
Part of the Collections:
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, Fly to Mars 9
Museum of Art, Daegu, South Korea, Fly to Mars 8
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida, Fly to Mars 5
San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, California. Fly to Mars 1

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Fly to Mars, 9, summer, ACME, Los Angeles, photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Fly to Mars, 10, fall, The Fabric Workshop, photo by Jennifer Steinkamp

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