Light and Shadow Photo Drawings

Nancy Holt
Inkjet print on archival rag paper
19 1/2 x 30 in (49.5 x 76.2 cm)

In this series, Holt shines a light through various curved cutouts and photographs the resulting shapes as they are projected on an opposing wall. In one of many investigations of light, Holt distills the photographic medium to its essence; by referring to the images as “drawings,” she examines the common principles of visual art as a whole. With no recognizable object of reference, the images invite the viewer to observe the interplay of light and shadow and grapple with the process of their own perception.

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