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Trevor Paglen, Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4), 2013, Mixed media, 16 x 16 x 16 feet. Courtesy of Trevor Paglen, Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco. © Trevor Paglen; Trevor Paglen, Nine Reconnaissance Satellites over the Sonora Pass, 2008, C-Print, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Trevor Paglen, Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco. © Trevor Paglen; Jean Tinguely, Study for an End of the World No. 2, Jean Dry Lake, Nevada, 1962. Photo: Allan Grant/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images; Sherpa in flight, 2016. Courtesy of Spaceflight Industries; Design concept rendering for Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by the Nevada Museum of Art, 2017; Prototype for Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by The Nevada Museum of Art, 2016.

THE SCULPTURE

Prototype for Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by The Nevada Museum of Art, 2016; Design concept rendering for Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by the Nevada Museum of Art, 2017.

TIMELINE - Art History

Kazimir Malevich, Planits, 1923-24; Justin Van Genderen, Sputnik 1 Poster, 2010; Yves Klein, Pneumatic Rocket, 1958; Echo II Balloon Satellite, 1964. Courtesy of NASA.

TIMELINE - Artist's Works

Trevor Paglen, Unmarked 737s; Tonopah Test Range, NV; Distance ~ 18 miles; 12:36 p.m., 2006, C-Print, 30" x 36", MP8. Courtesy of Altman Siegel Gallery and Metro Pictures.; Trevor Paglen, KEYHOLE IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance Satellite; USA 224), 2011, C-print, 30 x 43 in., MP32.; Trevor Paglen, Five Classified Aircraft, 2007, 5 fabric patches, framed, 15 1/4 x 32 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.; Trevor Paglen, Artifacts, (Anasazi Cliff Dwellings, Canyon de Chelly, Spacecraft in Perpetual Geosynchronous Orbit, 35,786 km Above Equator), 2010, 2 C-prints, 40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm), MP28; Trevor Paglen, They Watch the Moon, 2010. C-print, 36 x 48 in. (91.44 x 121.92 cm) TP-PH10-87-1, MP77. Trevor Paglen, The Last Pictures, 2012, commissioned and presented by Creative Time. Trevor Paglen, Under the Beach (Tumon Bay, Guam), C-Print, 12 in x 16 in.

TIMELINE - Project Milestones

All images courtesy of the Nevada Museum of Art.

EDUCATORS

All images courtesy of the Nevada Museum of Art.

PRODUCERS

Trevor Paglen. Courtesy of the artist, Altman Siegel Gallery and The Cantor Arts Center; Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery, 2016. Photo: Bill Timmerman.

SPONSORS

Prototype for Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by The Nevada Museum of Art, 2016.

PRESS ROOM

Prototype for Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by The Nevada Museum of Art, 2016.