Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich
A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to today’s scanning technology, Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich each present thoughtful images of mystery and melody.
By the 1960s, Wynn Bullock was a well established photographer. At this time, he departed from black and white imagery and produced a major body of work that he referred to as “Color Light Abstractions”. For him, these photographs represented an in-depth exploration of light, manifesting his belief that light is a great force at the heart of all being, “perhaps,” as he said, “the most profound truth in the universe.” Although he was tremendously excited about this work, it proved to be ahead of its time in terms of available resources to reproduce it, and it remained largely unknown for almost 50 years.
Although Robert Strizich is noted mostly as a composer of contemporary classical music, he has also been a serious photographer for several decades. Strizich experiments with alternative photographic techniques of cameraless photography, making both light drawings and photograms. In the course of these explorations, he developed a unique approach to creating photograms, in which the photographic paper was folded (or even crumpled) prior to exposure under the enlarger. Show alongside the photograms series are recent images created using a scanner in very unconventional ways.
Artist Reception: March 15, 6:00-8:00pm
“Searching is Everything” by Wynn’s daughter Barbara Bullock-Wilson. Saturday, April 6. 2:00pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, April 14, 2:00pm
March 13 - May 5, 2019