Turbid Media is an exhibition by Wyatt Hall (MFA ‘19) of images, tools of measurement, and light play which takes its name from the substances used to measure the world of color, light, and shadow in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Theory of Colors. His Theory was rejected by science in favor of Newton’s Optical Spectrum, but philosophers have come to understand Goethe’s assessments as significant to the phenomenon of human color perception. Like the dust, moisture, and other particulate matter usually invisible to our eyes until light is cast through them, this exhibition asks the viewer to consider image compositions unhindered by traditional gallery monikers like titles, dates, locations, or materials. The images in Turbid Media shed long held responsibilities of photography to document a specific place, event, or person in favor of highlighting the image’s relation to the viewer.
March 25-April 6, 2019
Closing Reception: April 6, 6-8 PM