T A N N E R W H I T N E Y

Universe and Sphere

An exhibition of collected consciousness.



Every day we are confronted with interactions that range from deeply personal to decidedly apathetic, both in person and through digital communication. As the internet becomes more pervasive into life itself, the phenomenon of establishing and fostering relationships devoid of ‘human’ contact is no longer considered talking to strangers. At the same time, it is easier than ever before to be immersed in a world populated by copies of your own self despite being surrounded by other realities.

In an effort to align the multiple roles in which we live our lives – a citizen, a student, a social member, an individual - this exhibit provokes a consideration of what one finds to be truly central to their being (sphere) reflected against their perception of the collective whole (universe). The exhibit is then a vignette looking inward to the ‘I’ and looking outward to the ‘we’ to visualize a holistic picture of us.

Gallery participants were asked to submit one photo of something or someone that you think contributes to who you are or something you value greatly in your sphere, and one photo that represents your universe, something that you revolve around, be it a universe of six close friends or a universe of ten million stars in the night sky.



Trevor Maxfield / Gallery Winner

Greg Stewart /

Kevin O'Neill /

Jason Kim /

Tenzin Tashi /

Claire McManus /

Omar ALShaye /

Samantha Suastegui /

Andy Lopez /

Emilee Reichenbach /

Izzi Cain /

Jess Patrick /

Justin Ko /

Marta Tsyndra /

Lily Qi /

Hunter Belanger /

Steven Cano /

Emily MacDougall /

Natalie Tague /

Vincent Putrino /

Spenser Zaleskiewicz /

Troy, NY. 2017.