Kirkman Amyx: Probability, Chance and Temporality
Toomey Tourell Fine Art is pleased to announce “Probability, Chance and Temporality”, an exhibition by San Francisco based photographer Kirkman Amyx. The works will be on view October 4 through October 31, 2011 and the reception with the artist will be on October 6, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Amyx’s work is an exploration of time, the perception of change, and the dichotomy between chance and probability. He employs the mediums of photography and digital technology as data visualization tools to capture images from everyday observations, as well as through controlled environments. In the project “3-Views”, he explores the essence of time and place and the ebb and flow of nature’s cycles through the transformations which occur during an entire year. From three different vantage points, Amyx captured the same moment of time every fifteen minutes, day or night, rain or shine. Built from over 35,000 separate photos, the form of each panel is the result of the variations of changing light falling on the same place throughout the year. As Amyx states, “On one hand this is a study of the rhythm of nature, the structures and patterns of changing light and weather, and the visualization of time. But it is also full of life’s metaphors. Within these views there is the excitement of daily change and random variations, yet with the comfort of predictability over the long term. As well, there are possibilities for rebirth, growth, and new opportunities with the turn of each season.”
In other projects, such as the earlier “10,000 Dice Rolls”, Amyx also explores the ideas of chance within the random. These images are a composite of 10,000 dice rolls of a single sided die, a fascinating concept and execution that blend probability while exploring color theory. In “Basic Cable”, the panels reveal patterns and structures from afar, but upon closer viewing, details in programming can be seen and appreciated. Repetition allows the patterns to form, while the visual captures an extended moment in time. In Amyx’s words, “My goal is to offer insight, intrigue, and perhaps even new knowledge and understanding of the captured subject.”
Kirkman Amyx received his MFA from San Jose State University in Fine Art Photography, and was most recently chosen as an exhibitor in Cream, From the Top, curated by Kathryn Weller Renfrow.
This is Amyx’s inaugural exhibition with Toomey Tourell Fine Art.