The Observers (2012-Present)
Cardboard sonotube, conduit, angle iron, coldworked parabolic glass, eyepiece, wheels, bolts, plywood, notebooks, inverted marking paint
All day, tour guide David E. Curtis from 2:00–4:00
The Observers is a roving geodesic structure that houses an eight-inch Dobsonian telescope. Viewers are encouraged to record what they experience in notebooks, climb onto the geodesic structure, and/or participate in the conversation about the happenings on site and beyond. David E. Curtis will work with the artist to help facilitate the experience as a tour guide. The Observers can be experienced during the day and at night. We have looked to the night sky for many ages. Navigators use the stars to determine their direction. Astrologers look to the stars in anticipation of our future. The people, objects, and structures that we encounter are a system of points against the backdrop of our daily experiences and interactions. What can the slow and deliberate reveal in relation to the constellations of the everyday?
Sean Glover is a Boston based artist who was born in San Diego, CA. In his artwork, he uses materials and processes (both new and old) to investigate the histories of objects, labor, and technology.
Sean has been a fresco instructor at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture since 2008, where he had attended as a participant in 2003. In 2005, he was a recipient of a Traveling Scholars award at the SMFA in Boston, which he used to live in Florence, Italy and San Francisco, California. In 2011, Sean received his MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.