|About the exhibition
Aspen Mays shows work from the series "Sun Ruins" and "Punched Out Stars". In Chile at Santiago University's astronomical observatory, she got access to an abandoned darkroom and archive. Here she created a series of images from found materials including an old study of sunspots from 1957. The black / white pictures appear as concrete art with the circle of the sun in different formations plotted in larger grids. In other works, she has punched out the stars and left us to ourselves in an abstract pattern. And finally the piece 1% is a recording of the TV screen static, where the title refers to the 1% radiation from a TV screen actually comes from Big Bang.
Aspen Mays (1980) is educated at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Selected exhibitions 2011 Sun Ruins, Golden Gallery, NY. Always the Young Strangers, Higher Pictures, NY, Forms and Inflections, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, Our Origins, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. 2010 Every leaf on a tree, New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She lives and works Los Angeles, CA.