"I don't want the viewer to reach out and touch the work, but I want them to want to."
Micah Danges' (b. 1979) work hovers between image and object, pushing the limit of what a photograph can be. He uses optical distortions that create abstract scenes from everyday items and places, in a distinctive merging of materials and process. For Danges, who prints on unconventional materials like silk and cotton, photography is a flexible and tactile medium. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and Vox Populi Gallery, and in group shows at London's Tate Modern and Philadelphia's Institute for Contemporary Art, The Print Center, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, and the University of the Arts' Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Danges is the recipient of a 2013 Wind Challenge Grant from the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, and a 2012 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship.