GALLERY D

A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes


Gallery D showcases a selection of works from "The Nova Collection", representing only a small fraction of the total works archived by the Lunar Codex.

 

Highlights of this showcase are works by artists of the 2021 Bennett Prize®The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realists is an art prize endowed by art collectors and philanthropists Steven Alan Bennett and his wife Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt in 2016, establisjed with an endowment at The Pittsburgh Foundation. It is the largest art award ever offered solely to women painters.

 

The winner of The Bennett Prize receives $25,000 annually for each of two years to allow her to devote the time necessary to mount a solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings. In addition, The Bennett Prize also offers cash awards of $1000 to each of up to ten finalists selected from among the entrants.

Despite the Bennetts’ limitation of their personal collection to paintings of women by women artists, the Bennett Prize is not similarly restricted. Depictions of all genders are permissible, although the artist must be a woman.

In selecting these works for inclusion in "The Nova Collection" on the Moon, The Lunar Codex highlights this shared belief with The Bennet Prize that, by showcasing the talent of women figurative painters, women artists will find their place among the most celebrated painters in the art world.

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

MANIFEST

08 Ayana Ross -New American Gothic.jpg
NEW AMERICAN GOTHIC

Ayana Ross (2019) - IM1

 

- Oil on canvas

- 36” x 48” x 2”

- 2021 Bennett Prize Winner

02 Tanmaya Bingham -Sexy Giggles.jpg
SEXY GIGGLES

Tanmaya Bingham (2019) - IM1


- Acrylic paint, colored pencil, watercolor, glitter on panel

- 60” x 72”

- 2021 Bennett Prize Finalist

03 Chloe Chiasson -Goodnight Chicago.jpg
GOODNIGHT, CHICAGO

Chloe Chiasson (2020) - IM1


- Oil, acrylic, wood, print, charcoal, batting, resin

- 87” x 91” x 14.75”

- 2021 Bennett Prize Finalist

04 June Glasson -Red Taryn.jpg
RED TARYN

June Glasson (2020) - IM1

- Oil on panel

- 24”x 18”

- 2021 Bennett Prize Finalist

05 Holly Keogh -Sunlight Bathed the Gold
SUNLIGHT BATHED THE GOLDEN FLOW

Holly Keogh (2019) - IM1

- Oil on canvas

- 30” x 40”
- 2021 Bennett Prize Finalist

06 Lavely Miller -MillerBuilt Tattoo.jpg
MILLERBUILT TATTOO

Lavely Miller (2020) - IM1

- Acrylic on paper on canvas

- 32" x 32"

- 2021 Bennett Prize Finalist

07 Rebecca Orcutt -Sorry the Movie Wasnt
SORRY THE MOVIE WASN'T THAT GOOD

Rebecca Orcutt (2017) - IM1


- Oil on panel

- 40” x 30”

- 2021 Bennett Prize Finalist

01 Sophia Yemisi Adeyano-Ross -collage 1
ROSES FOR KNITTING CONGOLESE WOMEN

Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross (2020) - IM1


- Mixed media collage

- 17.5” x 20.5”

- 2021 Bennett Prize Finalist​

09 Su Su -Look at This.jpg
LOOK AT THIS

Su Su (2020) - IM1

- Oil on canvas

- 28” x 42”
- 2021 Bennett Award Finalist

10 Amy Werntz -Blue Scarf II.jpg
BLUE SCARF II

Amy Werntz (2020) - IM1

- Oil on Dibond

- 16” x 12”

- 2021 Bennett Award Finalist