Anatomy of a Phenomenon @ Tracy Williams, Ltd. NYC, until 15 November 2014 

Barbara Robbins, Westall High, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Barbara Robbins, Westall High, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Balwyn, 1966 (Von Neumann Probe), 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Balwyn, 1966 (Von Neumann Probe), 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Mona Stafford, 1976, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Mona Stafford, 1976, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Rhodes, 1947, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Rhodes, 1947, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Marco Eli Chereze, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Marco Eli Chereze, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

O'Hare Incident, 2006, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

O'Hare Incident, 2006, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Gordon Cooper, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Gordon Cooper, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Kirtland Air Force Base, 1980, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Kirtland Air Force Base, 1980, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Experiencer, Ariel School, 1994, 2014 Oil on linen 23.6 x 19.7 inches Photo: Jason Mandella 

Experiencer, Ariel School, 1994, 2014
Oil on linen
23.6 x 19.7 inches
Photo: Jason Mandella 

Peter Stichbury
Anatomy of a Phenomenon  Zine  24 Pages, 14.5 x 20.5 cm,   b/w Digital, Edition of 100, 2014

Anatomy of a Phenomenon Zine
24 Pages, 14.5 x 20.5 cm, 
b/w Digital, Edition of 100, 2014

Anatomy of a Phenomenon  Zine  24 Pages, 14.5 x 20.5 cm,   b/w Digital, Edition of 100, 2014

Anatomy of a Phenomenon Zine
24 Pages, 14.5 x 20.5 cm, 
b/w Digital, Edition of 100, 2014



Peter Stichbury

                                                                     

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‘I feel that I could go before a committee of scientists and convince them that there is overwhelming evidence that the UFO phenomena exists and that it is an unrecognized, unexplained phenomenon for science, but something that I think I could prove. My personal contention is that the phenomenon is the result of an intelligence that it is a technology directed by an intelligence, and that this intelligence is capable of manipulating space and time in ways that we don’t understand. I could convince a committee of my peers that the phenomenon is real, that it is physical, and that we don’t understand it. I could not convince them that my speculation is correct; there may be alternative speculations. The essential conclusion I’m tending to is that the origin of the phenomenon of the intelligence is not necessarily extraterrestrial.’


Jacques F. Vallée   
(Interview with Christopher O’Brien)

Peter Stichbury

Peter Stichbury
Anatomy of a Phenomenon
16 Oct- 15 Nov 2014
Preview: 16 October, 6-8 pm

Tracy Williams, Ltd.
521 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
T. 212.229.2757

 


NEW YORK, NY.- Tracy Williams, Ltd. announces Anatomy of a Phenomenon, Peter Stichbury’s third exhibition with the gallery. The show is titled after the computer scientist and astronomer Jacques Vallée’s 1965 book, investigating and appraising data collected on unidentified aerial phenomena from 1947 until 1964. In this exhibition of oil on linen paintings, Stichbury examines the data and culture associated with unidentified aerial phenomena. Japan Airlines, Alaska, 1987, explores a case in which pilot Captain Kenju Terauchi transmitted information of an immense walnut shaped object flanking his flight over Alaska. It and two other objects were tracked on radar from the ground as well as from the plane itself. Terauchi was subsequently grounded. Mona Stafford, based on the famous Stanford Kentucky Abduction case of 1976, considers the three women who claim to have been taken from a quiet Kentucky road by a UFO and examined by its non-human occupants. Harvard Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. John Mack, who studied the controversial area of alien abduction and coined the term ‘experiencers’, was wholly convinced by the veracity of certain abduction claims; however, conflicting interpretations pervade this area of investigation, including assertions of witness confabulation, sleep paralysis, and false memory syndrome. Around 95% of ‘sightings’ emerge as homemade tributes to the genuine phenomena, employing a range of props, from barely visible strings, to digital manipulation to produce an image of a sighting. Multiple factors have derailed widespread scientific investigation into the subject: daily reported hoaxes, the Hollywood-esque portrayal of the subject in cinema and wider popular culture, academic ridicule, and government investigations including the 1968 Condon Report. The resulting demotion of the subject to folklore status leaves behind the flimsy shell of a subject, permeated by half-truths, hoaxes, misidentification and government disinformation, while the truth is pushed further out of reach. General Nathan Twining, Head of U.S. Air Force Materiel Command wrote in The Twining Memo, September 23, 1947, “The phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious.” Jacques Vallée agrees that the reality of the phenomenon is undeniable, but posits that its origin may challenge popular interpretations, suggesting it could be inter-dimensional, rather than extra-terrestrial in nature. Other evaluations consider it could be military deep black stealth projects, co-opting UFO folklore to cloak it from public knowledge. Stichbury uses the tension between the eccentric world of ufology and serious academic inquiry to consider more universal human drives: the push to comprehend fully the human species’ place in the universe, to address the perception of isolation, to demystify and quantify the unknown. From these issues emerges the consideration of where absolute truth ultimately lies, amongst motive, memory, and strategic positioning. 

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Peter Stichbury

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Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2014 | The Barker Hangar

Tracy Williams, Ltd.  Booth D1
Barbara Bloom
Nicole Cherubini
Jennifer Nocon
Peter Stichbury

Peter Stichbury