DARK FLIGHT - Ryan Thompson
October 18 - November 15, 2013
From October 18 - November 15, the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History is proud to present the work of Ryan Thompson in an exhibition entitled "Dark Flight" at the (106) South Division Gallery.
Through appropriated, altered, and original lens-based imagery, “Dark Flight” borrows aesthetic and poetic surplus from the practices of meteoritics, ornithology, and rock collecting to better understand how humans search for, perceive, and understand a range of natural phenomena that are just outside the limits of human understanding.
Ryan Thompson lives and works out of Chicago, IL where he is an assistant professor of studio art at Trinity Christian College. His work points to both the mundane and the significant as it engages the complex and often strange relationships produced in collaboration with natural phenomena.
Top: Self Portrait as a Gibeon Meteorite, archival pigment print
Middle: Dark Flight: Meteorwrongs, 21 archival pigment prints