A Glimpse of Infinity: works by Aric Attas
October 14 – December 31, 2017
The Clare Gallery is pleased to present A Glimpse of Infinity, an exhibition of photographic prints by Vero Beach, Florida artist, Aric Attas. The images are large, voluminous in detail, rhythmically circular, and integrate celestial colors from space. When viewed individually, or as a group, they create a meditative environment. While gazing at the images, the viewer is asked to reflect on the creation of the world, our relationship to it, and each other.
A reception will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 5–7 p.m. At the reception, Attas will discuss his study of Kabbalah, how being a cancer survivor has influenced his artistic journey, and how science and spirituality are mutually beneficial in the creation of his artistic work.
Kabbalah is a Jewish mystical tradition with teachings that have inspired a broad spectrum of people of faith. The ancient wisdom of Kabbalah encourages us to look beyond surface appearances and delve deeper seeking the divine spark in others and the world in which we live. Study of Kabbalah can reveal a sense of oneness—a sense of non-dualistic unity of all things including the Divine. After surviving cancer, Attas became interested in studying Kabbalah for its optimism, timelessness, and the practice of how to replace chaos with unity, love and fulfillment.
Attas has always been interested in both the Arts and Sciences. He has studied astronomy, philosophy, and photography. He wishes to understand how the universe works and how, as humans, we find our place and meaning. Much of his earlier creative work echoes images of space, relativity, quantum physics, string theory, and chance. About 6 years ago, Attas intensified his Kabbalah practice and it began influencing his creative work. This exhibition, in the lobby gallery, of his most current work reflects his meditative practice through the use of photography.
Photography uses light to capture and reveal unseen things. Kabbalah is a practice of revealing the unknown. Attas combines both. He comments on this union, “Photography provides a vehicle for exploring the unknowable. Driven by curiosity I invite the unexpected as I explore the ordinary with the extraordinary in mind. Meditation and study of Kabbalah have revealed places of profound wisdom and peace, science has shown me places of mystery and wonder. My images seek to express these experiences which lie beyond words or literal representation.”
For more information on Aric Attas and to purchase his work visit his website: photonlab.com
The exhibition, and reception is free and open to the public. Free parking is available directly across from the church in Saints Lot. The facility is handicapped accessible.