"Marking Time" show to open at A-Space Gallery in West Haven on Saturday
A-Space Gallery at West Cove Studios
30 Elm St., West Haven, (203) 627-8030
Marking Time: Works by Alexander Harding and Fritz Horstman
June 23—July 14, 2012.
Greeting of the Artists: Sat., June 23, 5:30—8 p.m.
A-Space Gallery at West Cove Studios presents Marking Time, an exhibition of work by Alexander Harding (Web) and Fritz Horstman (Web). The show will be on view from June 23 through July 14.
In Marking Time Alexander Harding (top image) and Fritz Horstman (bottom image) have created parallel series of photographs documenting the subtle changes in atmosphere, climate, weather, and light over set periods. Harding's twenty-five photographs record a single patch of sky over twenty-four hours, as it shifts through subtle gradations from the black of night, to blue and back to black.
Horstman's frieze of over a hundred photos were taken over the course of a year from five feet below the surface of a pond in Bethany, CT, looking up towards the sky. He used an eight-foot wooden device, upon which he mounted his underwater camera, to take these photos. The wooden device is also on display.
Both artists are interested in the myriad phenomena of the material of light, and in finding methods to track its often-unnoticed performances. Harding also displays work from a related photo series, and Horstman includes other wooden observation sculptures.
There will be a greeting of the artists at the opening on Sat., June 23, from 5:30—8 p.m.