There is Here

Collin Asmus
Anderson Gallery
January 22- February 21, 2020

Collin Asmus

One of the constant threads in my work has been the element of distance and its effects on our experience, perception, and understanding of things. Back around the year 2000, I made paintings based on webcam images I took from various cameras located around the world. This eventually evolved into dealing with objects over the extreme distances of space, where knowing that something existed had more to do with believing in scientific theories and discoveries than seeing for oneself.

I was then, and remain today, fascinated by how we come to discover, understand, and relate to things in today’s digital and increasingly virtual environment. For my exhibition, entitled There is Here, I will create an installation that deals with these issues of space, time, and distance by making visible a little known, never visited space in our art building.