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Connor K. Gilmore ’21 presents “One Step From Infinity”

Fri October 20th 2023, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Art & Art History
McMurtry Building
355 Roth Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Miller Exhibition Room

Connor K. Gilmore (B.A. Art History ’21) is excited to be presenting his debut solo exhibit “One Step From Infinity” at the Miller Exhibition Room within the McMurtry building.

Thursday, October 19, 11am-5pm 

  • Reception: 2-4pm

Friday, October 20, 11am-4pm

  • Reception: 1-3pm

Working at the intersection of art, engineering, and technology, “One Step From Infinity” brings together images that explore the relationship between light and dark, the mystery of life in the night, and new abstract realities. Presented in a series of light boxes designed from the ground up by the artist, the work offers a true sense of activation, as light becomes an integral part of the viewing experience.

As he describes it, each image is “like watching an entire movie in a single frame. The way that light shines through these transparencies offers a story element that just wouldn’t be there with a regular print, and I think that is special.”

Artist Bio

Connor Gilmore (b. Los Angeles 1997) is a photographer focusing on the use of light and dark as it relates to photographic exhibition. He is a graduate of the Stanford Art History Department class of 2021 and a recipient of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research’s Chappell Lougee Scholarship Grant. His project One Step From Infinity showcases both the images and lightbox technology designed as part of his work supported by the grant. 

As a student at Stanford, he complimented his studies in art and art history with music theory and film, arts that still inform his work today. In 2019, his groundbreaking work “Migration” was included in Stanford’s 6th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, and received wide acclaim. In the same year, he was awarded the Chappell Lougee Scholarship, which provided time and funds to produce a solo exhibition of his core work. The project has continued until the present, with the finishing touches currently being put on a national tour for the show.

VISITOR INFORMATION: The Miller Exhibition Room is located at 355 Roth Way, on the ground floor of McMurtry Building of the Stanford campus (across from the Coulter Art Gallery). Visitor parking is free all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and hop on the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.

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