Zolt Levay, Photographer
August 04 - 29 2017
MON- FRI: 8:30 - 5
This exhibit explores the connections between dramatic deep space photographs from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and powerful daytime and nighttime landscapes in photographs by Zolt Levay. It shows the beauty, grandeur and drama of nature at all scales and uncovers correspondences between familiar Earth-bound landscapes and the more exotic, unfamiliar vistas of the deep universe. There are visual convergences of form and color, but also a more profound relationship between an appreciation of our home planet as our living environment, a tiny part of the vastly larger natural universe.
Levay's main work is to produce and publicize pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. As a result, he is privileged to work with some of the most spectacular astronomical images ever. He has been fortunate to produce some of the most remarkable HST images, including the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Orion Nebula, Tadpole Galaxy, Cone Nebula, V838 Mon, Helix Nebula, Carina Nebula, M82, among many others. More recently he has also made some effort to combine Hubble's visible-light data with images from other wavelengths including NASA's other Great Observatorites, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope, among others, to explore different ways to visualize the universe.