Wang Ningde Polarized Cloud No. 4, 2017 Transparency film, acrylic, honeycomb aluminum board 78 x 54 1/2 inches
Wang Ningde Polarized Cloud No. 4, 2017 Transparency film, acrylic, honeycomb aluminum board 78 x 54 1/2 inches 

Form of Light - Wang Ningde

11/01/2018 - 17/02/2018

BRYCE WOLKOWITZ 
505 West 24 Street 
 
10011 New York

brycewolkowitz.com   

 
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present Form of Light, its first exhibition with multidisciplinary artist Wang Ningde.

Form of Light is an investigation into the very essence and mysteries of the photographic process. Although the term "photography" is generally considered to have been coined by Sir John Herschel in 1839, he may, in fact, have been preceded by the Brazilian Hércules Florence, who used the French equivalent, "photographie," to describe his own experiments in 1834. Regardless, the etymology of the word is the same: based on the Greek φῶς (phōs), meaning "light" and γραφή (graphê), meaning "drawing, writing," together meaning "drawing with light". Ningde's method of composing these works eschews the chemical process of fixing an image to a surface, relying instead on an organized fragmentation of a singular image on a series of transparencies, which when exposed to a specific lighting, creates a composite shadow image. The end result is the artist quite literally drawing with light, creating ghostly images through a process that relies on both computers and the human hand. […]