Friday, January 4, 2013

Hera Presents: Umbras: An Experimental Light Installation by Chad Amos Self


UMBRAS
An Experimental Light Installation by Chad Amos Self
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
5:00 – 8:00pm

Hera Gallery presents a one night experimental light installation by gallery member Chad Amos Self, entitled Umbras. The one night show will take place in Hera Gallery located on 10 High Street Wakefield, RI on Wednesday, January 16th. The public is invited to attend that evening from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

Umbras is about the ways that light and shadow connect and dissipate against each other. It will be a creation of a space in which objects no longer have value or purpose. The manipulation of the immaterial object is paramount to the success of this experiment. This show will highlight the coexistence between the created visible and the perceived invisible spaces. The ethereal plane that exists where light is created, travels, refracts, dissipates, and returns to shadow.

Chad Amos Self will be making an environment using only rudimentary objects to manipulate light. This will create a space in which only light and dark are perceived. The human eye uses cone and rod cells in the retina to allow one to see light. They adjust to darkness in an effort to allow more information to be received. His hope in this experiential installation is for viewers to initially identify with the light but eventually discover the shadow.
The exhibition will take place in Hera Gallery’s new location on 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI. The public is invited to attend the show Umbras on Wednesday, January 16th from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

We hope to see you there!

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