Deborah Bay, ‘Mondrian Dialectic I’, 2016, Wall Space Gallery

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Light is everywhere, present but elusive, impossible to hold in your hand. As an essential element in photography and in the perception of color, light is an endless source of fascination. The images in “Traveling Light” are constructed using elementary optics to explore the behavior of light as it travels across lenses and prisms. Gels create washes of color in the background, while prisms and lenses are layered and stacked at angles to capture light wrapping around form. Chromatic geometries emerge from the planes and lines of color. The images are produced in-camera; one exception digitally updates an analog layering process. This work follows in a long lineage of studies involving light and lenses in a controlled studio environment, from the Bauhaus of the 1920s with its “new vision” for photography to more contemporary works.

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About Deborah Bay

American, Cleveland, OH, United States, based in Houston, TX, United States

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Traveling Light, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara
2016
Deborah Bay - Fringes of Cyberia, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara
2016
"Bullets-Impact", Aker Imaging Gallery, Houston, TX, United States
2014
"The Big Bang", SRO Gallery at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
"Genocide:Man's Inhumanity to Mankind", Holocaust Museum of Houston, Houston, TX, United States
2016
"Bullet Points", Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Mass, United States
2016
"Around the Edges", Sam Houston State University - the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Huntsville, TX, United States
2015
"Defining Place", Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States
2013
"Cosmos", Art & Science Collaborations Inc., New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY, United States