Unfathoming 

2018

Reaching out for things that can't be touched, holding on to moments already passed—we try to find something that endures within the constant change.

Unfathoming is an exhibition of works that pivot between what can be seen and what is hidden from view; between possibilities and limitations; what we can know and what remains unknowable. Objects fold in on themselves, giving shape to their absence; a photograph turned from view hides what the image shows and shows what the image can't; marks overlaid on paper accumulate into an impenetrable density; and a video embodies an impossible desire for contact and connection across time and technology.

Photography by Christian Cupurro.

Text by Quentin Sprague




Manifest density

Reconfigured drinking glasses
Each glass melted down and cast into the shape of its negative space

Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming


Forest for trees
2009—2018
Pen marks on paper

Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming


Hands in the dark

Still image of a slowly looping video on iPad.
A digital hand icon caresses the surface contours of a neolithic stone tool.
Image sourced from www.aggsbach.de

Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming


Unfathoming (the darkside of the moon)

Framed photograph of the dark side of the moon turned to face the wall.
Image sourced from www.nasa.gov

Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming
Jeremy Bakker Unfathoming

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