Opening Reception for “Tom Turner: Lunar Calendars”
September 4, 2015 7:00 pm - September 4, 2015 10:00 pm
Thursday September 3 & Friday, September 4
Exhibit on display:
September 3 – September 30
Lunar Calendars explores depictions of lunar phases by fracturing moonlight into its component colors. Rearranging RGB channels of multi-layered images distorts our perception of color as a fixed entity. Misaligning the images mimics the same function as a prism refracting light into component colors.
Lunar Calendars began with appropriated imagery from space agencies around the world. The act of appropriation from publicly funded organizations like NASA reinforces a universal ownership of the celestial object orbiting the earth. Lunar Calendars creates vibrant depictions of the moon by distorting the relationships of the moon’s phases. This work brings attention to our own connection with Earth’s natural satellite.