Overshadowed at the Hite Art Institute Cressman Center for Visual Arts

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September 22 – October 28, 2017 | Open on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop October 6th

The Hite Art Institute presents "Overshadowed" as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial.


September 22 – October 28, 2017

Cressman Center for Visual Arts
100 East Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Opening Reception
Friday, October 6, 2015

5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Fri: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Above Image: Mary Carothers & Brian McClave,South Carolina, 2017, digital print, 30 x 48 in.

Below Image: Joe Johnson, Missouri, 2017, digital print, 30 x 48 in.

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to present “Overshadowed,” a collaborative, experimental exhibition that examines the meeting point between photography, landscape, and astronomy.

“Overshadowed” began as a collaborative project between University of Louisville professor Mary Carothers (Fine Arts) and photographer Brian McClave, who has developed (along with brother Gareth) a slow-scan technique for producing photographic images. Each image in “Overshadowed” is a composite of over 4,000 individual images shot over a three-hour period during the 2017 Great American Eclipse. In order to produce all of these images, Carothers and McClave invited photographers, including professors, graduate students, and professionals, to capture the eclipse in all of the states across its Path of Totality. Participants included Marcus “Doc” Cravens, a former Marine Corps medic who worked in Afghanistan and Iraq, University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda, and the Hite Art Institute’s professor Mitch Eckert.

McClave is a photographer and cofounder of site-eye, a British time-lapse film production company. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design’s photography program. Also a graduate of RISD’s program, Mary Carothers is an artist and professor of photography at the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute.

Brian McClave will return to Louisville for his lecture, “Space, Place and Time” at Chao Auditorium Monday, October 2nd from 3:00-5:00pm. The lecture is sponsored by Liberal Studies Project at the University of Louisville. The “Overshadowed” exhibition is one of the participants in the Louisville Photo Biennial  and has been made possible in part by Lowry Watkins.

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