Daniel Kasserâ€™s series of photographic art titled â€œArtifacts of Technologyâ€Â opened in the Thorndike Gallery on Jan. 4.
Kasser, a professor of visual arts at the University of the Pacific, collected stunning composite photographs that highlight the relics of a bygone age, and the seemingly ancient and monolithically proportioned remnants of American industry. The photos are themed around five staples: agriculture, water, mining, energy, and transportation.
His art opening serves as a commentary on the American West, and as â€œevidence of our optimism, symbols of our progress and the remains of our efforts to â€˜reclaimâ€™ the wilderness in pursuit of Manifest Destiny, individual and national wealth,â€ Kasser said in his artistâ€™s statement at the forefront of the gallery.
These stunning black-and-white and color pieces are currently on display in the Thorndike Gallery in Southern Oregon Universityâ€™s main art building, and will be shown until Jan. 28.
For more information on Daniel Kasser and his works, go to www.danielkasser.net.