Tripoli Gallery

Tulum, Mexico Sunset, 6:57pm, 2010
Plate 1 c-print
50 x 40 inches

Southampton, New York Sunrise, 6:15am, 2010
C-Print
45 x 35 inches

Springs, New York Sunset, 7:33pm, 2010
C-Print
40 x 31 inches

Springs, New York Sunset, 7:33pm, 2010
C-Print
40 x 31 inches

Sag Harbor, New York Sunset, 7:33pm, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches

Barra de Navidad, Mexico, 7:15pm, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches

Amagansett, New York Sunrise, 7:02am, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches

Careyes, Mexico Sunset, 7:20pm, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches

San Francisco, California Sunrise, 6:19am, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches

San Francisco, California Sunrise, 6:19am, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches

Sky Series

June 24 ‐ July 6, 2010

Working for several years as an editorial photographer, Eric Cahan’s commercial work has been published in Vogues Nippon, Elle Décor, Glamour, and House and Garden. His fine art photography, characterized by an unfailing attention to color and detail, pushes the viewer to be present and connected with their natural surroundings, resulting in a sort of photographic nature walk.

In this exhibition, Eric Cahan revealed a series of photographs entitled Sky Series. Influenced by the work of Agnes Martin, James Turrell, and Mark Rothko, these photographic abstractions were created by an intricate and painstaking process. In each photograph, Cahan captured both the dramatic and subtle changes of light at sunrise and sunset, and heightens the color saturation with the use of multiple cameras and filters. Similarly, the chromium printing of each photograph involved an obsessive attention to detail. Cahan will reprint the image as many times as necessary until the final rendering is seamless, without striations or blemishes. The result is something beyond technical description, evoking the emotion and presence of nature at its most sublime. As described by the artist: "The pictures I make only exist on the paper surface.  I try to capture an unseen or rarely witnessed element in nature, hoping to lift the spirit and empower the viewer. I want the viewer to be drawn into this world, and be, for a time, completely absorbed in rather than separate from the image”.


Tulum, Mexico Sunset, 6:57pm, 2010
Plate 1 c-print
50 x 40 inches


Southampton, New York Sunrise, 6:15am, 2010
C-Print
45 x 35 inches


Springs, New York Sunset, 7:33pm, 2010
C-Print
40 x 31 inches


Springs, New York Sunset, 7:33pm, 2010
C-Print
40 x 31 inches


Sag Harbor, New York Sunset, 7:33pm, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches


Barra de Navidad, Mexico, 7:15pm, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches


Amagansett, New York Sunrise, 7:02am, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches


Careyes, Mexico Sunset, 7:20pm, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches


San Francisco, California Sunrise, 6:19am, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches


San Francisco, California Sunrise, 6:19am, 2010
C-Print
50 x 40 inches