Ground Control
Bill Finger

September 6 - 29, 2012

Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ground Control examines the question “What type of person would give up literally everything to become an Astronaut bound for Mars?” Many proponents of taking the next step in manned space exploration have concluded that, due to logistics and finances, the only way forward is through a series of one-way trips to the red planet. These Astronauts would be signing on to living the rest of their lives attempting to create a colony, roughly 154 million miles away from their former home. The draw to explore the Heavens is centuries old. Yet it continues to hold us in its grasp, all the while propelling us forward.

Creating and photographing miniature dioramas, Bill looks to these questions while exploring the mystique of the Astronaut as popular figure and Mars as mystical destination.

Bill Finger is a Seattle based artist whose work often draws from his past experiences as an Assistant Cameraman in the Film Industry. His work centers around the construction and photographing of miniature “sets.” Bill has been exhibited widely both in the US and Canada. His images are also included in the permanent collection at the George Eastman House Museum of Photography in Rochester, NY.

Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat, or by appointment.

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