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Three Hundred Matches

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Caleb Charland, Three Hundred Matches, 2006, gelatin silver print, The Blue Sky Gallery Collection; Gift of Christopher Rauschenberg, © Caleb Charland, 2010.48.4

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Title

Three Hundred Matches

Artist

Caleb Charland (American, born 1980)

Date

2006

Medium

gelatin silver print

Edition

2/15

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 23 in x 18 in; sheet: 23 15/16 in x 19 7/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: "Three Hundred Matches" Gelatin Silver Print (copyright) 2006 2/15, graphite, verso, bottom edge

signature: Caleb charland, graphite, verso, bottom edge

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

The Blue Sky Gallery Collection; Gift of Christopher Rauschenberg

Accession Number

2010.48.4

Copyright

© Caleb Charland

Terms

gelatin silver prints

photographs

Description

Caleb Charland’s photographs combine art and science to uncover wonder in the everyday. The resulting images, often created through multiple camera exposures (but without digital manipulation), are at once familiar and strange. Cube with Ruler and Penlight exemplifies Charland’s interest in physics and the his calculated process of discovery through the use of mundane items: what appears to be a three-dimensional, illuminated cube is in fact a series of separate moments in time captured on a single sheet of large-format film. Close examination of the print reveals the photographer’s shadowed hands as they skillfully trace the fleeting shape of the cube’s edges with a penlight.

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