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Lost Color of God and Man

2015–Present

Lost Color of God and Man is a generative work recreating the early color experiments of Leopold Godowsky Jr. and Leopold Mannes, professional musicians and amateur scientists. Based on archival research, new images were made in locations where the inventors had worked on their initial tests, reimagining the synthesis of colors the inventors experienced during their decade-long collaboration.

Three projector (one set of three-color separation slides) installation view, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 2018

Three projector (one set of three-color separation slides) installation view, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 2018

Clippings from the front page of the Rochester Journal, April 12, 1935, Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

Clippings from the front page of the Rochester Journal, April 12, 1935, Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

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Rochester, Three-color separation UV prints on acrylic, 2015 (Installation View)

Rochester, Three-color separation UV prints on acrylic, 2015 (Installation View)

(L) Mannes, 1926, Mannes–Damrosch collection, Library of Congress; (R) Godowsky (n.d.), Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

(L) Mannes, 1926, Mannes–Damrosch collection, Library of Congress; (R) Godowsky (n.d.), Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

Sample emulsion coatings on glass, Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

Sample emulsion coatings on glass, Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

Six projector (two sets of three-color separation slides) Installation view, Unfixed: The Fugitive Image, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH, 2016

Six projector (two sets of three-color separation slides) Installation view, Unfixed: The Fugitive Image, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH, 2016

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Composite additive color projection (RGB), chromogenic color slides

Composite additive color projection (RGB), chromogenic color slides

Eastman Color Patches and Gray Scales (Negative), Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

Eastman Color Patches and Gray Scales (Negative), Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

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Rochester (CMY), Pigmented inkjet prints, 2015

Rochester (CMY), Pigmented inkjet prints, 2015

Hand-drawn organizational chart of Color Research Group, Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum

Hand-drawn organizational chart of Color Research Group, Leopold Godowsky Jr. Papers, Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum