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Monday, September 17, 2012

Artist, Eric Cahan

A FIELD OF BRILLIANCE
Artist, Eric Cahan
Two Mile Hallow, NY
Sunset 7:22pm
Today, as much as when I was a child, I enjoy looking up into the lucid blue of the sky or at white billowy clouds as they change form. That mystical knowing of a thing without defining it and the child-like wonder it evokes may be felt in the photography of New York artist, Eric Cahan.
The Dunes, Amagansette, NY
Sunset 6:47pm
Mr. Cahan describes his work as defined by light, with a nod toward James Turrell (Light and Space Movement), Mark Rothko, Morris Lewis (Color Field painters) and minimalism,  - where sublime light is the revelation. This series also brings to mind the paintings of Georgia O'keeffe and Agnes Pelton - for the surreal luminosity displayed in their imagery (see below).
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
Sunrise 6:35am
According to Mr. Cahan, "My mission is to capture light. Light is the true subject of this series: its constant mystery, the way it shifts and colors everything around it in nature."
Sea Cliff, San Francisco, CA
Sunrise 6:57am

Bridgehampton, NY
Sunset 7:48pm
While on location, the artist captures these exquisite images at either sunrise or sunset - usually near water. Very little digital manipulation is used in this series of photographs. Instead, the artist chooses self-made colored resin filters, placing them in front of the camera lens - to produce the desired color results. Four different cameras may be used to produce each image and each is titled with the time and location at conception - as a visual journal or memory.
Georgica Beach, NY
Sunrise 6:18am
In this way, both photographer and viewer experience a moment in time, felt as eternal. Mr. Cahan states, "My work is meant to capture a moment in nature, asking and empowering the viewer to be fully present, involved, and uplifted. I want the viewer to be drawn in and be completely absorbed by, rather than separate from that fleeting moment in time."
All Artwork Printed by Griffin Editions

For more information:
Eric Cahan website & Facebook
Eric Firestone Gallery
M+B Gallery
(L) Georgia O'Keeffe
Light Coming on the Plains III (1917)
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
(R) Agnes Pelton
Star Gazer, 1928, O/on canvas
30x18", Private Collection

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful... I love the time of day that he records in his work.

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