On November 28 Lisa Helmholz and the Helmholz Gallery in Manchester Center hosted an exhibition of Pat Musick’s series Tertium Quid. The showing was a farewell to the artwork before it journeys to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to join the NASA Permanent Collection which includes such names as Warhol and Rauschenberg.
The series was created in 1970, eight years before Pat met and married her husband, Jerry Carr, Commander of Skylab 4. The large shaped canvases were a response to the American attempt to put a man on the moon and to answer the question Pat was asking, “What would we look like physically, emotionally and spiritually as we spent longer and longer time in outer space?”
Pat and Jerry did a presentation for about 100 guests at the Gallery and Carr showed a videotape of his mission which took place in 1973-74. The stretched canvases were made for Pat by her first husband, Jack Musick, then head coach of football at Cornell University. Photo of the series by Mindy Musick King. Photo of the Gallery presentation by Andrew McKeever.