Item 38 in the Exhibition Catalog for the Museum of the Imaginary and the Impossible.
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The Museum of Sunrises
- Imagist: Jorge Rugsis Loeb. Artist of installation: T. Barnaby
- Installation: 75'x6' wall, into which are placed 4”x8” doors in 116 rows nine doors high, arranged at 4” interevals from 3'-6' from the ground. The doors cover foot-deep shadowboxes.
- Construction: wooden frames with miniature antique wooden doors
Small environments constructed from samples of the sunrises collected via photography by Jorge Rugsis Loeb (1911-1982). Mr. Loeb made photos of the sunrise every day of his life, no matter where he was or what the condition, a photograph was made just at the moment of sunrise.
The images were collected by the Museum at the bequest of Mr. Loeb, who had decorated his Croton-on-Hudson home with images of every sunset in his life, beginning when he was 12 years old.
Mr. Loeb possessed an excellent memory for every image, though when pressed he admitted to “not liking” sunsets. “At the end of the day, there is always this” he would remark, gesturing at his sunrises. “I only regret that I didn't begin earlier. In life. I enjoyed the hour before sunrise, as there is no more perfect hour in the day. Anyone can do a sunset--after all, you can't have one without a sunrise."
The installation will be on display until December 23, 2012.
--With thanks to Eric Edelman, sunrise specialist.