you are, all of this, except for…

Mike Callaghan

All images by and courtesy the artist.

Move at a regular and fairly slow pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once.

Search for and await with hope or anticipation.

The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, plant or object exists.

Discover or perceive by chance or unexpectedly (something) to be present or absent.

Something mental or physical toward which thought, feeling, or action is directed.

Bring (oneself) to a realization of one’s powers or one’s proper sphere of activity.

The power of acting without the constraint of necessity. Destined to happen.

An equation that is satisfied for all values.

Identifying mark. Lasting evidence. Reminders of obligations.

Loved By The King, 2014, Digital Photograph – Diptych

Loved By The King, 2014, Digital Photograph – Diptych.


The Knowledge That Even The Inevitable Loss That Lies Ahead Is Worth Living, 2014, Digital Photograph – Diptych

The Knowledge That Even The Inevitable Loss That Lies Ahead Is Worth Living, 2014, Digital Photograph – Diptych.


Unique Ability to Bend Time, Space and the Mind, 2015, Digital Photograph

Unique Ability to Bend Time, Space and the Mind, 2015, Digital Photograph.


Totally Hot, Bracingly Cold, Powerfully Sovereign, 2015, Digital Photograph

Totally Hot, Bracingly Cold, Powerfully Sovereign, 2015, Digital Photograph.


Where To Begin, 2015, Digital Photograph

Where To Begin, 2015, Digital Photograph.



Mike Callaghan is a Canadian artist whose work focuses on fragmentation, rearrangement and reinterpretation. His work considers the intimate cycles of identity and mortality, within a constant potential for transformation. His work embodies stability, impermanence, space and scale. His work involves photography, text, installation and performance focused on political, economic, and socio-­cultural issues. His work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, including among others, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, the Reece Museum, the Soho Photo Gallery, the Spiva Center for the Arts, the Lubomirov/Angus‐Hughes Gallery (London), and the Elysium Gallery (Wales). Mike earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.