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Free – Lecture: The making of LIGHT WAVES: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior by Craig Blacklock
December 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lecture: The making of LIGHT WAVES: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior by Craig Blacklock
Wednesday December 7th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Admission Free
Opening Reception in Museum from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm following lecture
Landscape photographer, Craig Blacklock will give a presentation on his decades of photographing Lake Superior, and his newest work, Light Waves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior, currently on display in the Centre’s museum.
Light Waves is an enthralling series of otherworldly images isolating the complex mirror of Lake Superior’s surface, producing a purely abstract representation of the palette and textures lying outside of the frame. The presentation will include a mesmerizing, 15-minute video in which Blacklock has animated dozens of still images set to music.
In the book’s introduction, Daile Kaplan writes, “Water, the planet’s most elemental substance, is reimagined by Blacklock as visual metaphor. His photographs—light-infused, affecting interpretations of color and form—play with the shifting nature of perception while capturing the glorious collaboration between sun and lake in vivid color.”
What others have said about Light Waves:
“Each image celebrates the unseen forces of nature, bold and compelling imagery immersed in light, emotes an expressionist mood, the flow of energy and spectrum of tonal and color variations rarely seen behind Aurora’s fine palette…astonishing in scope.”
—Martin DeWitt, former curator, Tweed Museum of Art
“I invite you to look at this work, in the same way that you would stare into a fire on a cold autumn night. The colors and shapes will bring forth calm, harmony, mystery, and a primal sense of place.”
—Joseph Kayne, landscape and tintype photographer
“The job of an effective artist is to implore the viewer—to see beneath the surface of ordinary life—to extraordinary possibility around us. In this book you’ll discover a new way to see, not just light and water, but the very rhythms of the universe”
—Joel Belmont fine art photographer and instructor
“Mesmerized. Your work stops me in my tacks. It pulls me in, slows me down and that’s all there is. My mind is free.”
—JoElle Keiski Ramsey, comment left of FB
“My jaw is still on the floor! Is there a word higher than STUNNING!?”
—Doris Sampson, comment left of FB