Deborah Bay: [chroma(to)-graphy]

18 November 2022 - 7 January 2023
Foto Relevance is pleased to present [chroma(to)-graphy], a solo exhibition of works by Deborah Bay. As part of an ongoing exploration of color, Bay shifts away from exploring the non-materiality of colored light and optics through film gels, lenses, and prisms toward investigating the physicality of color itself in this new series. Drawing from the Dadaists and Surrealists in its use of material created without artistic control, the work is based on small “chromatograms” that produce an unexpected grammar of color. Chromatography (to write with color) is a process for separating the substances of a mixture. Through chemical manipulation, Bay deconstructs various inks and dyes, creating a visual analysis of their composition. Through this, she reveals the subtle and unseen aspects of color relationships. [chroma(to)-graphy] will be on view at Foto Relevance from November 18, 2022 through January 7, 2023.