Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Bathed in red light and filled with space-themed music, Peter Bahouth’s installation Birth of a Red Planet offered an otherworldly environment that blended past and present, boyish wonder and adult concern for planetary ills. Dioramas, stereoscopic images, viewing stands, archival prints, and relics from Bahouth’s childhood toy collection told the story of a young boy who builds a spaceship and flees earth in search of a better life. Bahouth, a stereoscopic photographer, worked as a prominent environmental activist before turning his attention to creating three-dimensional illusions of space. He served, sequentially, as executive director of Greenpeace USA, the Turner Foundation Inc., and the U.S. Climate Action Network. For the past 15 years, he has pursued his interest in the history of stereoscopic photography (a medium that dates to the 1830s), collecting thousands of images. …see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.