Fri, Apr 6, 5–11 pm
Like many landscape photographers, Tomas Jirku seeks to capture the awe-inspiring effects of nature. However, he proposes that there are elements beyond our consciousness that influence that perception. Many people have felt the disappointment in a photograph that can’t compare to the scene captured, and in an effort to bridge the gap between memory and print, many contemporary artists rely on heavy-handed photo manipulation. Jirku’s explorations with infrared photography, which begun with his Revelations series, have continued to push past what is visible to the naked eye, suggesting that these unseen energies may contribute to the sense of awe we experience.