FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crocker Art Museum Features Video Installation by
Multi-Media Artist Ben Whitehouse
Opens September 28, 2012
Sacramento, Calif. – October 3, 2012 – The world’s first 24-hour streaming video is now on view at the Crocker Art Museum. The video installation Revolution: Bowl of Fruit by multi-media artist Ben Whitehouse is from his Revolutions series of video artworks. Revolution: Bowl of Fruit captures a seamless record of a continuous 24-hour period – the equivalent of a single revolution of the planet. Whitehouse’s tabletop still lifes are traditionally arranged, deriving their compositions from 19th-century still-life paintings.
Revolution: Bowl of Fruit was shot on August 5, 2006, from the window of a Chicago boathouse overlooking Lake Michigan. The composition is a re-working of the Impressionist strategy of placing fruits near a window to examine light effects. The video serves as a witness to the change in light during the day to night cycle–from daylight to street light. Moment-to-moment interplays of light and object range from the subtle to the dramatic. This piece connects art-historical tradition with new media.
Revolution: Bowl of Fruit is on view on the first floor of the Museum.
The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western U.S. and remains one of the leading art museums in California today. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country's finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday" sponsored by Western Health Advantage.