Billions of Particles / Megan Magill & Marc Sirinsky / June 2 – July 14

Two artists conduct a photographic examination of particles. Marc Sirinsky’s images explore microscopic matter from the places associated with his own childhood memories. Megan Magill’s images use miniscule materials and underlying visual patterns to explore uncertainty. Both make work which questions the veracity of what is being seen.

Join us for an Opening Reception Saturday, June 2, 5-8pm and a Closing Reception Saturday July. 7, 5-8pm. Exhibition runs June 2 – July 14.

 

Megan Magill manipulates found images and vintage snapshots with various printing techniques. Here are Megan’s thoughts on her process behind her series “We Are All Made Of Such Stars”:

“Traditional halftone printing aims to reproduce continuous tone imagery by varying the size and spacing of dots of the same color. This method produces the look of an image that is continuous by “optical illusion”. In this work I am trying to do the opposite. I am making the illusion visible in order to contemplate questions with uncertain answers.

Are we still ok if life is made up of all of these little parts, most of which are out of our control? Can the sum of these parts equal a truth or is this truth constantly breaking up into its parts? Do we in the end have to take this on faith?”

Megan Magill
Megan Magill

 

Marc Sirinsky creates alternative process photography to reveal a juxtaposition of beauty and unease. Here are Marc’s thoughts on his series “Microcosmic”:

“At once representational and abstract, the fleeting nature of our memories and unique personal histories are at the heart of the images I make.  This series of microscopic photography is created from “samples” taken from the neighborhood in southeast Evanston in which I grew up.  Each specific location and corresponding sample is pertinent to an event or memory from my childhood.  But, under the microscope, these specimens also take on a more universal, and in some cases even cosmic quality, drawing a relationship between the individual and our common humanity.”

 

Marc Sirinsky “King of the Mountain (Rolling Down)”
Marc Sirinsky “Splinter (Sandbreak)”

Marc has recently been written up in the online photography publication “The Od Review” and has a book of his work coming out later this year.