Michael Light, ‘Composite of Eugene Cernan and the Lunar Rover at "Split Rock", Photographed by Harrison Scmitt, Apollo 17, December 7-19, 1972, from the project Full Moon’, Conceived in 1999 and printed in 2002, Phillips

Signature: signed, numbered and dated "2002 Michael Light 9/25" on a label affixed to the reverse

San Diego, Joseph Bellows Gallery, Michael Light: FULL MOON The Apollo Missions, October 17 - December 5, 2009 (another example exhibited)
San Francisco, Hosfelt Gallery, Call of the Wild, July 20 - August 17, 2013 (another example exhibited)
Jerusalem, Vision Neil Folberg Gallery, Another Landscape, April 1 - May 31, 2015 (another example exhibited)
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 138, pp. 18-19, 109 (illustrated)

Michael Light, Full Moon, New York, 1999, no. 84, n.p. (another example illustrated)
Saskia Asser and Huib Henrichs, First Light: Photography & Astronomy, Amsterdam, 2010, pp. 206-207 (another example illustrated)

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

About Michael Light

In his photography, Michael Light expresses a deeply human interest and awe at the technological developments of the Cold War era. Light was hired by NASA in the late 1960s to develop photography techniques for the Apollo missions, yielding images of both great scientific value and reverential allusion to the history of landscape imagery. Works such as Command module Charlie Brown (1969/1999) and Aldrin’s boot print, Apollo 11 (1969/1999) marvel at the technological accomplishments of the 20th century, while illustrating the smallness of mankind in the context of outer space. As Light explains, “Photographs give me an analog to my physical movement through space, sometimes more interesting than the actual experience.” He raises these images beyond simple analytic study to sophisticated aesthetic objects.

American, b. 1963, Florida, based in San Francisco, California

Solo Shows

Craig Krull Gallery, 
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
Sidereal Rift
Craig Krull Gallery, 
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
Two Sublimes, Idaho
Blue Sky Gallery, 
Portland, OR, United States,
Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West
Craig Krull Gallery, 
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
Bolinas Museum, 
Bolinas, CA, United States,
Architecture of Subtraction
Yours Gallery Foundation, 
Warsaw, Poland,
100 Suns
Nevada Museum of Art, 
Reno, NV, United States,
Some Dry Space: An Inhabited West
Galerie Michael Wiesehoefer, 
Cologne, Germany,
Bookworks and Photographs
Knoxville Museum of Art, 
Knoxville, TN, United States,
100 Suns
University of Vermont, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, 
Burlington, VT, United States,
100 Suns
Craig Krull Gallery, 
Santa Monica, CA, United States,
Los Angeles 07.27.05
Galerie Luc Bellier, 
Paris, France,
Edge of the West
Hasselblad Center, 
Göteborg, Sweden,
Full Moon
Natural History Museum of LA County, 
Los Angeles, CA, United States,
Arid Flows: Los Angeles and Its Deserts
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