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Caleb Charland - Paper Mirror

Artist Presentation

Friday, October 05 - 3:00PM to 3:45PM
103 Design Building

Caleb Charland's work is an ongoing study of photographic precepts as he investigates the basic scientific principles of time, light, optical illusions and planetary phenomena. The resulting photographs range from elaborately constructed images to seemingly simple photograms and photographic puzzles that hint at the magic and wonder of the medium.


In his words "We have traveled a long way since those far off times when our ancestors gazed in wonder at the starry skies. As civilization progressed, science arose out of a desire for a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of nature. Over the last few years the discovery of the existence of higher dimensions, the paradoxes of light speed, and theories of space and time folding over onto itself have informed and challenged my practice. Whether attempting to capture the interactions of light and gravity directly, or utilizing the basic tools of the darkroom to mimic cosmic possibilities, my hope is that this work affirms that even within the well tested laws of science there are, and must always be, pathways to reinterpretation and discovery."


In his words "We have traveled a long way since thosefar offtimes when our ancestors gazed in wonder at the starry skies. As civilization progressed, Science arose out of a desire for a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of nature. Over the last fewyearsthe discovery of the existence of higher dimensions, the paradoxes of light speed, and theories of space and time folding over onto itself have informed and challenged my practice. Whether attempting to capture the interactions of light and gravity directly, or utilizing the basic tools of the darkroom to mimic cosmic possibilities, my hope is that this work affirms that even within the well tested laws of science there are, and must always be, pathways to reinterpretation and discovery."

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