HOUSTON (MAR. 01, 2019) — Foto Relevance presents Houston-based photographer Deborah Bay for “Light Forms,” a solo exhibition featuring Bay’s ethereal studio works of light, color, and geometric design. The show will run from March 29th to May 10th, with an opening reception on March 29th at Foto Relevance from 6 to 8 pm.
Engaged in the intricate process of manipulating visual light through prisms, Deborah Bay takes what is all around us—light—and channels it into creating imaginative, abstract works that express a variety of patterns and hues. She makes use of color gel filters and a variety of transparent or translucent optical objects, yielding compositions that seem to exist outside the traditional realms of time and space.
Bay describes her approach as “largely intuitive,” explaining that she “may be inspired by a combination of colors seen on the street or in a piece of art, fabric, nature, almost anything.” Bay’s fascination with color—and how it can be wielded as both a complementary and a disruptive force—leads us to evaluate our own unique relationships with the hues before us: what colors do we see, how do they make us feel, and what associations do we make as a result of it all?
Deborah Bay is a Houston artist who began taking photographs as a way to create and explore small spaces that open wide to the imagination. Her studio-based work often involves the construction of enigmatic macro imagery. She has exhibited throughout the U.S., most recently at DM Allison Gallery in Houston; Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; wall space gallery in Santa Barbara; and Texas Tech University. The British Journal of Photography has featured her work on its cover, and her images have appeared in a variety of national and international publications. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.
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