| Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM | $FREE
Meet the Artist Reception: Thomas Germer
Saturday, Feb 11 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | FREE
Please join us on Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 to 4:00pm for a reception to meet artist Thomas Germer and to view his exhibit “Forward, Backward, Up, Down” in the Terrace Gallery. The artist will deliver brief remarks and be on hand to answer questions throughout the reception. “Thomas Germer: Forward, Backward, Up, Down” will be on view in the Terrace Gallery from February 11 – March 11.
Exhibit Description: Using the aid of technology to create spherical panoramas, Thomas Germer uses special photographic equipment to capture a scene with multiple images from a single vantage point, then uses software to “stitch” the frames together. Printing on aluminum, he either assembles the stitched images to form three-dimensional cubic sculptures, or projects them in an ultra-wide-angle fashion (that goes beyond the effect of a fisheye lens) to create two-dimensional prints. The Maryland photographer challenges the viewer to compare both applications by presenting each panorama in a sculpture and prints. Germer’s lifelong interest in optics and his career as a physicist drive his recent photographic explorations for the series “Forward, Backward, Up, Down” as he searches for scenes that are visually interesting in every direction. Germer holds degrees in physics from University of California Berkeley and Cornell University. To learn more, visit: www.tagermer.com
Image: Thomas A. Germer, “Lincoln Memorial I,” metal print photograph, 18 x 18 inches.