Thanks to Everyone

I would like to thank Gary and Angela and all of the wonderful artists who have contributed to this historic exhibition. I am not sure any other museum can claim to have had the first contemporary, international group art exhibition in space. If anyone knows of such I would like to hear about it. Otherwise, congratulations to everyone for our wonderful success. I see that there are many fine works and what an inspiring display of global participation with artists from 26 countries! It is also a pleasure to see photos of all of the artists.

The shuttle missions will take off, I believe once this fall and the other early next year. So we will have to see what we can do to stir up some interest in our project as the launches approach. We shall like to have the exhibit travel around the surface of the world as well as in orbit and be seen by many. If you think you can arrange an exhibition in your city please drop a line to discuss the idea and place your city on the itinerary. The exhibitions will have to be arranged much like the Book About Death, in established art centers, museums or other art gallery environments. The exhibits could be as short as a week or even weekend so that we can arrange as many as possible in the coming months. If you have a science museum in your area perhaps they may have an interest in such an exhibit.

If you have a website or other online blog, network site page etc. please post an image of Angela's lovely rocket postcard and a link to this blog to help draw more audience to the exhibition.

Again thank you for making this a great exhibition.
Cecil Touchon, Director
The Fluxmuseum



We are honored to have so many wonderful artists participating in this project. Thank you!

Exhibits of this project are being planned for the near and distant future. If you are associated with an exhibition venue or have suggestions for FiS (Fluxface in Space) exhibition opportunities, please contact Cecil Touchon at the Fluxmuseum. cecil_touchon@fluxmuseum.org

A new exhibition website is now online: wix.com/fluxfaceinspace/exhibit - please share the experience.

Thanks again - Gary, Cecil and Angela


Exhibition Slide Show

Fluxface in Space

Jaromir Svozilik (127)

Jaromir Svozilik (Norway)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134

Nerina Cocchi Zecchini (126)

Nerina Cocchi Zecchini (Italy)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Jussara Pires (125)

Jussara Pires (Brazil)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Janine Nichols (124)

Janine Nichols (USA)

Elisabetta Oneto (123)

Elisabetta Oneto (Italy)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Luisa Bergamini (122)

Luisa Bergamini (Italy)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Jean Pierre Machan - aka M. (121)

Jean Pierre Machan - aka M. (France)
Space Shutte Mission: STS - 133

John Robertson & Judy Rifka (120)

John Robertson & Judy Rifka (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Chris Mudhead Reynolds (119)

Chris Mudhead Reynolds (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Daniel de Culla (118)

Daniel de Culla (Spain)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Sandra de Souza (117)

Sandra de Souza (Brazil)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134

Ginny Lloyd (116)

Ginny Lloyd (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Art In Space – the Universe is One Big Art Gallery!

Ed Varney (115)

Ed Varney (Canada)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134

Tulio Restrepo Echeverri (114)

Tulio Restrepo Echeverri (Colombia)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Mary Campbell (113)

Mary Campbell (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134
"Moon over the Verranzano Bridge"

Ianik Marcil (112)

Ianik Marcil (Canada)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134


Holly Armishaw (111)

Holly Armishaw (Canada)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Alexandre Gomes Vilas Boas (110)

Alexandre Gomes Vilas Boas (Brazil)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS 133

"Green Man"
Drawing ink on paper - 2010

Peace to all people.
Ethical and spiritual growth.

D. S. H. Watson (109)

D. S. H. Watson (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134

Question: Question? I don’t even know how to ask the question. If everything in our human consciousness occupies physical space in time and has a beginning and an ending, how is it possible that the Universe has always been? If not, what was there before? If it’s expanding... expanding into what? These questions have haunted physicists, astronomers, philosophers, and spawned many a religion since the beginning of recorded history.

To me art is a personal exploration of the misunderstood. Space exploration, is a collective expansion of our understanding of the incomprehensible. This collective knowledge is built one upon the other much like the development of art. Thanks to the Shuttle Program and the Hubble Telescope we’ve taken yet another step toward understanding these riddles of the universe.

May there be many more events to come:


• liftoff

• weightlessness

• landing

André Assis (108)

André Assis (Brazil)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Title: "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"

James Hathaway (107)

James Hathaway (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Brian Carter (106)

Brian Carter (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134

Jo Bradford (105)

Jo Bradford (United Kingdom)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 134

I have been making an ongoing series of space themed work called Constructing Space, since 2004.

I make my art by combining two obscure techniques that are primarily photographic but utilise on painting and drawing practices as well, the resulting works are classed as Cliché Verre Photograms.

The art is made using meteorites. This cosmic material is placed in contact with light sensitive paper in a colour darkroom before colour exposures are made through glass plates onto which I have drawn and painted planets, moons or other celestial objects.

In the exposure process, various timed exposures of filtered coloured light change the colour of the paper. If exposed for long enough, the paper turns black. The areas where the stardust blocks the light remains white, thus the meteorites and stardust created the stars in my pictures.

Some of the work in the series “Constructing Space” was created using interstellar dust, meteorites and other cosmic material at the Natural History Museum in London, where I have been allowed on occasion to set up a darkroom in the basement of the museum, and am given access to the British National Meteorite Collection to work with.

I am based in Cornwall, UK, where I work full time at Green Island Studios, my studio and darkroom facility.

Shirley Hathaway (104)

Shirley Hathaway (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133

Susan M. Gibbons (103)

Susan M. Gibbons (USA)
Space Shuttle Mission: STS - 133
Title: Nebula