November 5, 2016 - May 28, 2017
Feature Gallery North
New Zealand artist Peter Stichbury is fascinated by society’s ongoing obsession with UFO phenomena. He paints historical UFO sightings, as well as portraits of the people who purportedly saw them. With penetrating, but perplexing gazes, Stichbury’s subjects are caught in an alternate reality—forever changed by their sighting experience, but also influenced by the myths, disinformation, and conspiracy theories society imparts on such experiences.
Curator: JoAnne Northrup
ARE THEY OUT THERE?
Saturday February 04, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Senior Astronomer and SETI researcher Dr. Seth Shostak bets that we will find extraterrestrial life in the next twenty-four years. Exploring the themes in Peter Stichbury’s Anatomy of a Phenomenon, Dr. Shostak will discuss society’s ongoing obsession with UFO phenomena, explain why new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely and predict how the discovery of civilizations far more advanced than ours might affect us here on Earth.