Flash to Eternity


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Flash to Eternity is the title of Michael Walton’s MFA thesis exhibition that was on display in the Gillespie Gallery at George Mason University on November 7, 2022, through November 18, 2022. The exhibition was an exploration into time, an opportunity to investigate the truth of time through mutual and individual experiences. The objects in the exhibition presented the artist’s perspectives regarding the realities and theories of time and their balance between the paradigms of space-time and eternity. The exhibit’s intention was to generate questions in the mind of the viewer: Is time real or an illusion, is there an absolute time or is it relative, and is time dynamic or static? These questions were shaped as a literal journey within the exhibition, allowing the viewer to walk through time constructs in community with others in the gallery, building individual and shared perspectives through experience and trust.