“Ryan Nabulsi: Photo Secession.” In many ways, Ryan Nabulsi’s camera-less photographs represent a natural conclusion to the goals of Steiglitz and Steichen in promoting pictorial photography. Relying on the manipulation of the photographic chemical process for instant photography, Nabulsi generates abstractions of lush color perhaps more akin to color field painting. He is a great cultivator of the happy accident thus chance figures prominently in his process. Like the collaborations of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Nabulsi rolls the dice of unpredictability to create explosions of petal-like forms, a sea of green forming into a kind of tidal wave, the stratifications of a strange fossil, an ovum, a nebula.
Nabulsi says of his work, “[It is] a collection of photographs that investigate the ontology of photography. What does it mean for something to be a photograph, to be photographic? These images walk the line between imagery, abstraction, photography and process.”
Experimental films by Christina Price Washington will be screened in conjunction with “Ryan Nabulsi: Photo Secession,” on Thursday, September 29, beginning at 8 p.m.
An artist talk will take place at the gallery on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.
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