Edward Quigley, Light Abstraction

Edward Quigley: Light Abstraction (1931) Gelatin silver print
Title
Light Abstraction
Date
1931
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Credit Line
Purchased with funds provided by The Judith Rothschild Foundation, 2003
Dimensions
13 9/16" x 10 ¾"

Quigley used light to create photographic abstraction, working with a prism to photograph light as if it were a solid form. His Light Abstraction series was first exhibited in 1932 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. In 1934 his work was included in a group exhibition at the Cleveland Museum alongside art by some of the most important modernist photographers of the time—Margaret Bourke-White, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston. 

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