Originally trained as a scientist, David Goldes uses studio tabletop photography as a way to explore a variety of scientific phenomena. His made-up world is full of fire, electricity, and water as well as an assortment of props that include spoons, balloons, nails, wires and pencils.
His photographs clearly reveal his interest in, as he has said, “the gap between exploration and mystery” and the way in which photography has aided scientific inquiry for over a century. Zap and Flow presents images made by the Minneapolis-based photographer over the course of twenty years and reveal an keen appreciation for the shared trait of both art and science to seek answers to far-reaching questions.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.