A mind-bending art piece by John Chervinsky.
John Chervinsky likes to explore the principles of â€śtime, light, space, and gravityâ€ť in his artistic work, which makes sense given that he ran a Harvard University particle accelerator for 18 years. â€śIâ€™m looking at time in a certain way, looking at the age of the universe, and making connections,â€ť says Chervinsky, currently a laboratory engineer at Harvardâ€™s Rowland Institute. For this mind-bending piece, he created a still life featuring fresh fruit, then sent a detail photo to a Chinese art factory to be reproduced in oils. When he received the painting three weeks later, he photographed it alongside the decaying scene, resulting in a work that challenges the viewerâ€™s ideas about time, authenticity, and artistic ownership.
Limited-edition photographs, starting at $1,200; Ellen Miller Gallery, 38 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-4650, ellenmillergallery.com.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2013/01/still-life-fruit-photo-by-john-chervinsky/