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Only one week left to see a piece that is part of the permanent collection of the
Guggenheim Museum in New York and was re-created at Thelma Sadoff Center for the
The exhibit “Sodium Exchange THELMA” by Hap Tivey ends Sunday, November 10.
Tivey, a pioneer in the Light and Space movement, also has work in the collections at
the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Picasso Studio in Paris. His work is one of
two opening exhibits since THELMA opened in September.
Tivey, of New York, returns to Fond du Lac to lead a free discussion on the history of
light as a medium for the arts. The discussion “A Final Night with Hap Tivey” is at 4 pm,
Sunday, November 10 at THELMA. Tivey will walk us through his exhibit and those
of other light artists. Admission to the Contemporary Wing is always free for THELMA
members and it will be free for students with ID on Sunday, November 10. The cost is
$5 for nonmembers.
“Sodium Exchange THELMA,” divided by a screen, gives visitors a unique experience.
One side is lit by a projector casting only soft tonal light onto the screen and the active
shadows of visitors that pass through the light. The opposite side is brightly lit by a
sodium lamp. Visitors to this side of the room see only the shadows cast from the other
side of the screen, and watch the figures “painted” by the actions in the other room.
Tivey offers the audience a two sided room split by a blank canvas, giving visitors the
opportunity to answer, with their own actions, the abstract question laid before them:
Are you an exhibitionist, or are you a voyeur?
To see “Sodium Exchange THELMA” in action, click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqC-b105yIo&feature=c4-overview&list=UUqkKOgNuF6ekFRU6cdyv5FQ.
The Contemporary Wing is open every day from 10:30 am to 5 pm except Thursdays
when it is open until 8 pm. Admission is always free for members and free for everyone
on the first Thursday of the month, including this Thursday, November 7.
For more about THELMA, click thelmaarts.org. Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
is a beautiful and historic destination providing our community with outstanding arts
experiences not readily available in the area.