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Madison Snaps: January 29, 2007

Today's image is titled Lenses and was photographed by Yvette.

A battery of lenses peers out at State Street from the main floor gallery of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA). The piece is but one work in the "Topologies" exhibition, which features work by Alyson Shotz. More details about the lenses are provided by the museum:

The exhibition features several three-dimensional works, including a six-foot-tall Viewing Scope installed adjacent to the State Street Gallery window. This interactive work is composed of 30 steel tubes with mirror-polished interiors; lenses of varying magnifications are placed at the ends of each tube. The work functions much like the viewfinders found at scenic lookout points throughout the country. However, instead of enhancing the experience of a sublime landscape, the scopes compel the viewer to see a given setting from a variety of twisted perspectives. For museum visitors, the distinctive views of State Street afforded by the Viewing Scope suggest that art can address issues beyond the white walls of the gallery.
The exhibition runs through Sunday, Feb. 11.

There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.

This is the latest entry of Madison Snaps: photos of Madison-area events and locations. The Isthmus group photo pool is the primary source for Madison Snaps, which are published here with the permission of individual contributors. If you are interested in having your photo eligible for Madison Snaps, please respond to the posting on the Flickr group page, or send a message. There is no compensation for Madison Snaps photos, which are © to the respective photographers.

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