Ryan Nabulsi: Photo Secession

September 10 2011 to October 8 2011 at {Poem88}

reception: Saturday, Sept 24, 7pm
artist talk: Saturday, October 1, 1pm

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.”

Film screening in conjunction with Ryan Nabulsi: Photo Secession
Thursday, September 29, 8pm: experimental films by Christina Price Washington

about Ryan Nabulsi:
Ryan received his BA in Philosophy/Political Science from Bates College in 2006 and his MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009. He currently is the Gallery Director at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

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