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Logan Sebastian Beck: A Description of the Sun

February 5 - April 1, 2015
Opening reception February 5, 8:00 p.m.

Sewall Hall 402
 
A solitary heliostat made of wood, metal, circuits and mirrors confronts visitors to the Emergency Room. A homemade machine for tracking the X, Y and Z coordinates of the Sun; its parts were cut on a CNC machine. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and is a machine that uses X, Y and Z coordinates in order to cut material. In this case, wood. While this heliostat is the object in the gallery, the artwork itself is intended as the transitory experience of viewing the light it reflects.
 
Logan Sebastian Beck was born in Houston, TX. He received his BA from Rice University in 2011. He makes sculpture and photographs. Beck has exhibited extensively in Houston, most recently at The Joanna, Project Row House Lawndale Art Center and Box13. Logan Sebastian Beck is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

 

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Images:

Sunlight projection produced by the Heliostat Mk. I. 2015.
Elevation views of Heliostat Mk. I. 2015. Wood, steel,
mirrored plexiglas, acme screws, stepper motors,
arduino microcontroller, wire, bearings, misc hardware.