Jim McCormick

Lucid Dreamscapes

October 3 - October 24, 2023

Reception: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 6-8 PM

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Jim McCormick is a photographer whose work lies at the intersection of science and art. With a background in medicine and biology, he has developed a unique artistic voice that combines chemistry, physics, and photography to capture fleeting evolutions with a macro lens. Similar to a science laboratory, McCormick’s studio is filled with vials, flasks, and petri dishes containing odd-colored liquids and fuming substances. By using four elements–oil, inks, glass, and air–he conducts experiments that produce infinite and unique variations of form and texture, revealing microscopic structures that are imperceptible to the naked eye. He explores how light bends, reflects, and refracts on the surface of these materials and examines alterations in color and density based on motion and speed. The spectacular images produced by McCormick’s insightful artistry probe territories that are as arcane as they are accessible. McCormick pushes the boundaries of habitual perception, seeking to move the viewer beyond their normal experiences and open new avenues for diversion and discovery.

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Jim McCormick

Lucid Dreamscapes

October 3 - October 24, 2023

Reception: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 6-8 PM

Surface of the Aquatic Universe #1
Surface of the Aquatic Universe #1

Aluminum metal print floating mount with semigloss finish
32" x 40"

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Jim McCormick is a photographer whose work lies at the intersection of science and art. With a background in medicine and biology, he has developed a unique artistic voice that combines chemistry, physics, and photography to capture fleeting evolutions with a macro lens. Similar to a science laboratory, McCormick’s studio is filled with vials, flasks, and petri dishes containing odd-colored liquids and fuming substances. By using four elements–oil, inks, glass, and air–he conducts experiments that produce infinite and unique variations of form and texture, revealing microscopic structures that are imperceptible to the naked eye. He explores how light bends, reflects, and refracts on the surface of these materials and examines alterations in color and density based on motion and speed. The spectacular images produced by McCormick’s insightful artistry probe territories that are as arcane as they are accessible. McCormick pushes the boundaries of habitual perception, seeking to move the viewer beyond their normal experiences and open new avenues for diversion and discovery.

Surface of the Aquatic Universe #1
Surface of the Aquatic Universe #1
Aztec Watcher #2
Aztec Watcher #2
Surface of the Aquatic Universe #2
Surface of the Aquatic Universe #2
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Lucid Dreamscapes | October 3 - October 24, 2023

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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