Jul 17, 2017
Presented by Gage Academy of Art and Town Hall Seattle.
Journalist Edward R. Murrow’s grandson, Ethan Murrow, is like a madcap artistic version of his famous grandfather. Ethan’s meticulous, almost photo-realistic pencil drawings seem to depict scientific experiments and geographic explorations, but the action is always absurd, the events imaginary. “What fools these mortals be!” is an overriding theme, but one delivered with wit and imagination. Artist, critic, and Gage Academy co-founder Gary Faigin, and Facebook computer vision scientist, Dr. Michael Cohen, talk to Ethan about his intriguing tableaux and his affectionate but skeptical take on society’s faith in rationalism and the scientific method.
Recorded live at Town Hall Seattle Wednesday, April 19, 2017