Comments/Context: Chris McCaw's photographs turn away from the traditional shutter-click decisive moment and measure time in much longer and more extended intervals. Using antique papers and custom built cameras, he patiently traces the path of the sun across the sky, mixing scientific precision with age-old elemental wonder. As the hours pass, the images overexpose and eventually burn, leaving seared holes and charred browned edges as evidence of something not only pleasingly visual but verifiably physical.
Collector's POV: The works in this show were priced between $5000 and $42000, roughly based on size and number of panels. I use the past tense since nearly all of the works were already sold when I visited the gallery. McCaw's work has not yet reached the secondary markets, so gallery retail is the best option for those collectors interested in following up.
Rating: * (one star) GOOD (rating system described here)
Chris McCaw, Marking Time
Through January 19th
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 Tenth Avenue