A review of the exhibition the sky and the fracture by Jo Ann Fleischhauer at the Mariago Collective:
In 2011, NASA Astronomers used the Spitzer Space Telescope to discover an abundance of buckyballs — the largest known molecules in space — floating in the void surrounding three dying stars. This discovery led to a theory that these molecules carried the seeds of life to Earth. That theory inspired an incredible installation by Jo Ann Fleischhauer, the sky and the fracture, on view at the Mariago Collective through April 25.
“I look at the sky and the fracture as a poetic melding of science, religion, and art,” says curator Tommy Gregory. “Jo Ann studies like no one I know; every day she works on her art and subject matter.”