KAITLYN DUNN: ABSORPTION
The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art / 3715 Central Ave., Art & Communication Bldg. Rooms 230 & 240 November 16 - December 7th
Absorption, the MFA thesis exhibition of Kaitlyn Dunn, explores the psychology and physiology of architecture, light, and space. The installation is a multi-sensory environment of video projection, photography, audio, and light. Panoramic photographs present an unbroken view of the region outlying the city limits in the South. Consisting of heavy shadows with bright spotlights of color, the lights within the photographs bejewel the decaying and overgrown landscapes creating psychological tension. While there is little human presence in the images, evidence of humanity is displayed through the traces left behind such as man-made buildings and the light trails of cars and planes. The use of night photography, high contrast, and vivid colors accentuate the sense of isolation and apprehension enhanced by humanity’s innate fear of the dark.