Michael Light will exhibit a series of large scale aerial photographs at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. This solo exhibition, “Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West”, opens April 7 and runs through May 1.
Michael Light describes this ongoing exploration:
My work is concerned with Western American space, both literal and metaphoric. In archival projects I’ve looked at humans venturing upon untouched lunar deserts illuminated by pure radiation, as well as that terrifying and mesmerizing moment about sixty years ago when we began to ignite our own stars. Each was a particularly American hour, resonant with frontier mythology, but also a larger species watershed in terms of how we conceive of – and relate to – the physical world around us.