Strike-Slip, White Wolf Fault (Recalling Bakersfield, California, July 21st, 1952, 4:52am), M7.3, 2016, Seismogram on achromatic photogram, 28 x 21 inches


i heard, as it were, the noise of thunder
September 24–November 5, 2016
September 24, 6–9 PM

321 Gallery is pleased to present i heard, as it were, the noise of thunder, an exhibition of new work by Evan Whale. This marks Whale’s second time showing at 321 Gallery and his first solo show in New York.

Working between digital and analogue photographic platforms, Evan Whale (b. 1987, Washington, DC) explores the intersections of socio-political histories, environmental change, and photographic representation in the 21st century. Employing his experimental process as an investigative tool, Whale makes work where the languages of photography and painting overlap. He treats the photographic surface as a means of recording light, color, image, chemical alteration, or primed canvas ready to record a physical mark. Whale's work has been shown in select group exhibitions at Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac (Paris, FR and Salzburg, AT); Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts (Los Angeles, CA); FLAG Art Foundation (NYC); 321 Gallery (Brooklyn); Signal Gallery (Brooklyn); and Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica, CA). He graduated with a BA in photography from Bard College (2009) and received his MFA from the Yale School of Art (2014). He is based in Hudson, NY and Los Angeles, CA.