On view as part of 2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
ANCIENT LIGHT by Atis Puampai
NASA’s research of the sun suggests the sunlight illuminating our present is between 10,000 to 100,000 years old. The concept of the direct utilization of this light in the medium of photography initiated my work in Ancient Light. My exhibition is a collection of three separate, yet interrelated series that explore alternate perspectives of the effects of time in photographs. Collectively, the three series are based in 16th to 20th century scientific theories that furthered our knowledge of the sun and light; my photographic techniques refer to the early history of photography. Ancient Light
provides views of the past to explore the imperceptible effects of time during our present.
All events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 1:00 p.m.
Ancient Light makes time visible through photographs of natural phenomena. The exhibition consists of large-scale photographs and the homemade or modified cameras that produced them. The makeshift cameras are homage to photography’s early history and the images employed the principles of scientific theories developed from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30;
Easter, Apr. 1.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 27 – 29.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.
SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.
Waves Study #023, 2017