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David A. Lytle, Travel Writer

This San Francisco Art Exhibit is Blowing Up, Literally

Posted by David Lytle on May 31, 2018
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  • Jason Hackenwerth's Cauldron Veil at the Exploratorium
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    Jason Hackenwerth's giant sculpture includes hundreds of balloons in organic hues emulating amorphous structures of living creatures. Below, children play inside a segment of the interactive piece known as "Cauldron Veil."
  • Amanda Parer's Fantastic Planet at the Exploratorium
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    Tasmanian artist Amanda Parer's work includes selections of giant humanoid figures from her larger work, "Fantastic Planet," based on the 1973 animated cult classic film of the same name.
  • Pneuhaus's Compound Camera at the Exploratorium
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    Design collective Pneuhaus serves up "Compound Camera," a geodesic dome composed of 109 pinhole lenses that gives the perspective of being inside the oversized eye of an insect such as the common housefly.
  • Jimmy Kuehnle's Bau(ncy) Haus at the Exploratorium
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    Visitors are encourage to run wild inside Jimmy Kuehnle's forest of illuminated blue columns called "Bau(ncy) Haus." This installation takes full advantage of the high ceilings of the Exploratorium.

Stretch your mind this summer at the Exploratorium along San Francisco's Embarcadero at Pier 15, where you'll encounter enormous air-filled sculptures in its new exhibit, Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art.

The show is curated by Christopher Jobson, the editor-in-chief of Colossala website that brings the sometimes obscure intentions of art down to earth for the viewer. Jobson selected the five artists, who all bring a sense of whimsy and wonder to their individual works that are scattered throughout the museum's footprint. Visitors to the museum can enjoy fully immersive experiences as they move into, under, around, and through the creations that explore the intersection of art and science.

 

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The show runs through September 3, 2018, and is included in admission to the Exploratorium.