Caleb Charland (’09)
Sasha Wolf Gallery
70 Orchard Street, New York, NY
April 20-June 4 2016
Sasha Wolf is pleased to present Redshift, Caleb Charland’s second solo show with the gallery.
Redshift is the phenomena of light interacting with gravity. Since the speed of light is ever constant it cannot accelerate when entering a gravitational field nor slow down when leaving one. To compensate for the effects of gravity, light maintains speed by shifting color; light moving away from a gravitational field shifts toward red.
In this new series of images- mostly unique, photograms- Charland has continued his study of photographic precepts while diving deeper into the basic scientific principals of time, light, optical illusions and planetary phenomena.
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.