Eric William Carroll "Speed of Dark" & Dave Jordano "Terra-Caelum"

Michael Mazzeo Gallery

poster for Eric William Carroll "Speed of Dark" & Dave Jordano "Terra-Caelum"

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Michael Mazzeo Gallery presents Recent Developments, featuring The Speed of Dark by Eric William Carroll and Terra-Caelum by Dave Jordano. It is the first solo exhibition at the gallery for each artist.

Eric William Carroll addresses the fundamentals of photography in The Speed of Dark, a project completed while working in residence at the McDowell Colony this past summer. Challenging accepted notions of photographic image-making, Carroll repurposes commercial blueprint paper, made for reproducing fine lines and detailed graphics, creating ethereal images of light and shadow. Working within the genre of nature photography, his large scale, multiple panel photograms of foliage consider the issues of beauty and cliché in popular photographic subject matter. Pushing the boundaries further, these Diazotypes are non-archival and are likely to undergo changes in color and density throughout the period of the exhibition.

The elegantly photographed landscapes that make up Terra-Caelum, are a small part of Dave Jordano's Prairieland, an extensive and ongoing documentation of the land, towns, and inhabitants of rural Illinois. This series of meditative images were made during the fall and winter months when this former wild prairie, now cultivated farmland, is stripped of its bounty and devoid of ornamentation. Through his formalist approach, Jordano uses the uninterrupted horizon to divide the frame equally between broad expanses of richly textured earth and cool, luminous skies, revealing a land reshaped, repurposed, and redefined by the labored efforts of generations of farmers.



from September 11, 2010 to October 29, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-09-11 from 18:00 to 20:00

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