Colby Caldwell

how to survive your own death

January 16-March 05, 2016

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death


how to survive your own death (223), 2015
From the series how to survive your own death
Archival pigment print mounted to dibond and waxed
72 × 60 in
182.9 × 152.4 cm
Edition of 5
 


Untitled (WHITE), 2015
Archival pigment print mounted to dibond and waxed
20 × 20 in
50.8 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 5
 

how to survive your own death (288), 2015
From the series how to survive your own death
Archival pigment print mounted to dibond and waxed
35 × 30 in
88.9 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 5
 

untitled (RED), 2015
Archival pigment print, mounted to dibond and waxed
49 1/2 × 44 1/2 in
125.7 × 113 cm
Edition of 5
 

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

One corrupt file = A colorful, brilliant exhibition

March 14, 2016

Bronwen Latimer, The Washington Post

"These are photographs, Caldwell insists, because they have all the elements of a modern photograph: light, time, a capturing tool, and a subject."

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Digital Photography + Phantom Practices: Colby Caldwell Photo+Craft

March 1, 2016

Ali McGhee, Asheville Grit

"Colby Caldwell has been thinking about the place of the digital in photography for a long time. His most recent show, How to Survive Your Own Death, is currently up at Washington, D.C.'s Hemphill Gallery, and much of it revolves around one corrupt PICT file that Caldwell has been exploring for years."

Colby Caldwell

Colby Caldwell

In the galleries: A photographer’s accident yielded artistic results

February 19, 2016

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Separating the large and small galleries at Hemphill Fine Arts is a room so tiny that it might be better called a niche. Sometimes it’s empty, but at the moment it holds a small 1999 print titled 'How to Survive Your Own Death (Whole).' Colby Caldwell made this array of random pixels, but not on purpose. It was an accident — one he has been exploiting for almost two decades."

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death

"Colby Caldwell: how to survive your own death" at Hemphill Fine Arts, Reviewed

01/29/2016

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

"The exhibit is split between Caldwell’s surveys—prints from his dives into the abstract depths of corrupted digital interference—alongside more traditional still-life photos. Together, these series tease out what it means to construct photos. One series is no more natural than the other."