Grant Gill: Extra-spectral

Sunday, April 23, 2017
2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Magenta, not found within the natural spectrum of light, fires off the red and blue cones inside the human eye. In this unusual combination, the brain is forced to assemble a new, distinct color. In a way, magenta is a paradox in color comprehension--it is an illusion. Extra-spectral plays with magenta-colored gels that both vanish and introduce information to photographs, creating illusions within a viewing experience. The gels are held in monolithic structures and require the viewer to dance around them, not granting images in full, rather in pieces. —Grant Gill

Grant Gill is an emerging artist based in Milwaukee, WI. He completed a BFA in photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2013. Grant is the Director of Projects and Content for LENSCRATCH, managing specialized features such as The States Project and Content-Aware. In 2016, Grant had his first solo exhibition A Couple of Wavy Lines at Chamber in Milwaukee, WI, and was also a recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund to exhibit at Skylab Gallery in Columbus, OH. He has exhibited in various group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions including A Great Sum (In Parts) at Osnova Gallery in Moscow and Flexible Magic at The Neon Heater in Findlay, Ohio. Grant is represented by The Alice Wilds.

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