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Jim Pomeroy

Jim Pomeroy

Jim Pomeroy (1945-1992) was an American artist who utilized a wide range of media including performance, sound, photography, installation, sculpture, and video. In addition to developing his own works, he co-founded the seminal New Langton Arts in San Francisco - a not-for-profit arts organization that incorporated contemporary artists into its decision-making and pushed the boundaries of conventional artistic practice. He had numerous solo and group exhibitions at institutions such as the Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Artisan Resonance

1978

A performance done August 31, 1978 in conjunction with Speaking of Music.

Lightweight Phantoms

1978

 

Inspired by the stereoscopic inventions of physicist Charles Wheatstone, Pomeroy coupled his own home-built machine with a pair of double-image slide projections to create an analog 3D image generator. When viewed with Polaroid glasses, Pomeroy's 2D images appeared to be perfectly solid 3D forms.