Picture
RonnieReagan_1 RonnieReagan_2 RonnieReagan_3 RonnieReagan_4RonnieReagan_4 RonnieReagan_5 RonnieReagan_6 RonnieReagan_7

Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:
Ronnie Reagan
Date: 
2009
Dimensions: 
3 - 10  feet high, projector sits back 7 - 9 feet when 3 feet high.
Photo Credit:  Robert Wedemeyer, Courtesy ACME, Los Angeles
Exhibition History:

  1. ARCO, Madrid, Spain, Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain, February 11 - 15, 2009, exhibited 1.
  2. Prescriptions, ACME, Los Angeles, curated by Dean Anes and Randy Sommer. April 25 - May 23, 2009, exhibited 1.
  3. CCBF Contemporary Art Auction, Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation, Sothebys, New York, September 22, 2009, exhibited 4.
  4. ARCO, Madrid, Spain, ACME, Los Angeles, California, February 17 - 21, 2010, exhibited 1, 2, 3, 4.
  5. Arte Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal, curated by Paul Young and Fred Hoffman, July 15 - August 16, 2010, exhibited 1.
  6. Gala in the Garden, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, October 9, 2010, exhibited 1, 2, 3, 4.
  7. Prospect New Orleans Art Auction & Throw down, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, November 19, 2010, exhibited 2.
  8. Albright-Knox Gallery Auction, Buffalo, New York, November 5, 2011, exhibited 3.
  9. Wanderlust, Contemporary Art Society Annual Fund Raiser, Old Vic tunnels, Leake St, London, United Kingdom, March 13, 2013, exhibited 3.
  10. Public Art, Felton Properties, 400 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, Oregon, curated by Matt Felton, April 4, 2013, exhibited 4.
  11. Leeahn Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, May 1 - June 21, 2014, exhibited 2.

Description: This piece is a small study for a larger installation at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital. I  was researching Ronald Reagan's medical history and came across this information about his eyesight: As a child, Reagan would have to sit in the front row in class to see, which embarrassed him. In sports, Reagan sometimes got hit in the head with the ball he could not see. It was only at age 9 or 10 that a visiting nurse made a diagnosis of nearsightedness. Reagan later said that when he got glasses, he was surprised to discover that trees had leaves and that butterflies existed -- neither of which he had ever been able to see.
 

Movie

Ronnie_Reagan_icons