CARL HAMMER GALLERY
740 North Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654 312.266.8512 fax 312.266.8510
Friday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Silver gelatin photograph
48 x 65 inches
Carl Hammer Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of
work by photographer Michael Flomen.
In his large format, black and white photographs, Michael Flomen reveals otherworldly landscapes that seem to chronicle a visit to the Moon or journey through the Milky Way. Transfixed, standing in front of one of these large and luminous images, one becomes lost in an infinite universe. There are horizons and hollows in a land one could only imagine. White is black, and black is white. But these are REAL images, made with a large 8 x 10 inch camera, of snowfields and brought to completion in the artist’s darkroom.
With a debt to the histories of 19th Century photography and science and to contemporary considerations like abstraction, formalism, modernism and surrealism, Michael Flomen nonetheless transcends these genres with his unique vision and technique.
Michael Flomen is the most contemporary part of a photographic continuum. He is similar to artists who have literally blazed trails into undiscovered territories, leaving visionary documents, work like the early daguerreotypes of John Whipple, classic American landscapes by Carleton Watkins or Minor White and today’s digital images from NASA astronauts.
For information or visuals please contact: Carl Hammer
Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment only
Please contact the Gallery for prices.
All artworks are offered subject to prior sale and although we regret any errors or omissions, we reserve the right to change anything.