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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


Opening Reception
Friday, October 18, 7-9pm

Join us for the Opening Reception of "Dark Flight - Ryan Thompson" on Friday, October 18 from 7-9pm. Refreshments served.