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Tristan Duke

Glacial Optics

SITE SANTA FE presents Glacial Optics, a solo exhibition by Tristan Duke. In 2022 the artist sailed to the Arctic to capture portraits of the glaciers, using a camera lens made from their very own ice. Subsequently, Duke has continued to explore the “gaze of the glacier” in an ongoing series of expeditionary, performative, photographic, and research-based work. This exhibition shares works from Duke's Glacial Optics series, positing the glacier as a literal and metaphorical lens through which to understand our current precarious times.

Artist Bios

Tristan Duke

Tristan Duke is a Los Angeles-based artist with a special interest in light, optics, illusion, and visual perception. Using innovative approaches to materials, craft and technology, Duke explores visual ways of knowing—building his own cameras, optical devices, and interactive installations to create new perspectives. His highly interdisciplinary approach has led to collaborations with a wide range of artists, scientists, and community members.VIEW ARTIST

Brandee Caoba

Brandee Caoba is an artist, curator, and visual activist whose creative and curatorial approaches are rooted in the symbiotic relationship between art and social change. VIEW CURATOR