Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative: Matthew Gamber

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Date & Time: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, October 9, 2019 - March 29, 2020
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Infant
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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Description: Matthew Gamber's photographic practice explores the way meaning is constructed through photography, by isolating and confronting various elements of photography, such as color or light.

Gamber created the works in his series "This is (Still) the Golden Age" by pressing light-sensitive photographic paper against a cathode-ray tube television as it was powering down. In doing so, Gamber captured a residual image as the heat and light of the television subsided.

Despite the hazy quality of the images and black edges, indicating the shrinking and fading of the on-screen image, game show props and sitcom actors' faces remain remarkably present in Gamber's work. The photographs from "This is (Still) the Golden Age" create a tangible and permanent record of fleeting images from broadcast programs.

Gamber is an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at the College of the Holy Cross.
More Information: Website: https://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/cmai/
E-mail: information@worcesterart.org
Entered by: Worcester Art Museum

Created: August 28, 2019 at 11:06 AM
Last Modified: August 28, 2019 at 11:07 AM

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