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David Haxton's continuing exploration of light
David Haxton's continuing exploration of light

Photographer David Haxton is fascinated by light. Since the late 1960s, he has been playing with its ability to define space and color. A rich group of works from the 1970s to the 2000s at Gavlak suggests that when it comes to making a photograph, light is everything. Most of the works are abstract images of cut paper constructions and lighting fixtures. In a series of diptychs from the late 1970s, Haxton photographed the same constructions twice, each time under different light. “(No. 49) Random Square Holes in White Over Blue and Yellow Lit From Front and Back” presents on the left, a composition of blue squares peeking through a sheet of white paper above a yellow floor;...

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