Christopher Light at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Infrared Photography: December 3, 2011 - March 18, 2012

Posted: November 28, 2011
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

Infrared Photography by Christopher Light

Exhibition Preview: December 1: 6-8 pm and December 2: 5-7:30 pm

Christopher Light View from the Art Institute Bridge

Christopher Light, View from the Art Institute Bridge, Chicago, IL, 2010, infrared digital photograph

Well-known local artist Christopher Light will be at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for a preview of his exhibition: Infrared Photography by Christopher Light on Thursday, December 1, 6-8 pm and Friday, December 2, 5-7:30 pm during Art Hop. Meet the artist as he discusses his work. Proceeds from purchases of Light's work will benefit the Kirk Newman Art School.

In this exhibition of his recent work, photographer Christopher Light explores the urban and natural world through infrared digital photographs. The human eye can see only a very small portion of the entire light spectrum. The portion of the spectrum with frequencies just below the lowest visible red light (longer wave lengths) is referred to as "infrared." Although invisible to the eye, digital cameras are sensitive to infrared light. Photographs taken with infrared light seem at once precise (due to the absence of atmospheric haze) and dreamlike (skies appear dark and natural foliage-tree leaves and grass-appear very light as they reflect the infrared light).

Want to know more about Light's work? Take a public tour and learn more about this style of photography.

For more information, call (269) 349-7775.