John Chervinsky is a self-taught photographer and an engineer working in the field of applied physics. Since it first opened at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2005, his “Experiment in Perspective” series has been traveling the country including solo exhibits at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Art Gallery, Batavia IL, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, NYC and Blue Sky Gallery, Portland OR. His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Art, Portland OR; and Fidelity Investments Collection. His work has been featured internationally in publications including LeMond, South Korea’s Photo+ and The Los Angeles Times. Chervinsky spent eighteen years running a particle accelerator at Harvard University and has collaborated with museums, using accelerator technology in the analysis of art. He currently works for The Rowland Institute at Harvard, originally founded by Polaroid’s Edwin H. Land.
John Chervinsky is fascinated by the scientific principles that govern our existence - in this case the concept of time. Oranges, Box and Painting on Door is from the series Studio Physics in which Chervinsky sets up his still life, photographs it, and crops a subset image which is then sent to a painting factory in China and painted by an anonymous artist. The painting is mailed back to the Chervinsky, who reinserts it into the original still life and re-photographs it. The final image shows the painting and the still life which has remained untouched during this experiment and documents the marking of time. Next available edition number is 12/15 International shipping available upon request. Please contact the gallery for rate quote.