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Opening Friday, August 30: Reuben Wu 'Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes'


photo-eye Gallery Reuben Wu Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes Opening this Friday, August 30 at photo-eye Gallery Wu's photography hovers somewhere between the mythic and the surreal, between dream and memory, with an undulating sense of temporality slipping between the ancient past and the imagined future. Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes runs from August 30th to November 16th, 2019 with an opening reception Friday, August 30 from 5-7pm corresponding with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District.



photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes, a solo exhibition of photography by Reuben Wu. Simultaneously reminiscent of the slick, neon glow of sci-fi aesthetics and the cryptic symbolic language of ancient petroglyphs, Wu’s work is clean, yet mysterious. His photography hovers somewhere between the mythic and the surreal, between dream and memory, with an undulating sense of temporality slipping between the ancient past and the imagined future. Light and land are entwined equally at the center of Wu’s practice. By affixing lights to drones and using them to illuminate select parts of the landscapes he photographs, Wu draws precise geometric marks that hover in the air like beacons, harbingers, and signs. His work is concise, yet versatile in concept, offering new ways to approach the human relationship to nature, technology, and the overlay between past, present, and future.

Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes runs from August 30th to November 16th, 2019 with an opening reception Friday, August 30 from 5-7pm corresponding with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District.

Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes installation view

Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes installation view

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

In his visual work, Reuben Wu is driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but also by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory. He is constantly open to serendipity and has an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden. Wu states: “Photographs, like music, can create an echo of a time and a place. To me, my images are more than pictures. They are fragments of memory and imagination.”

Wu’s work encompasses an ongoing series of large temporary geometries traced by light-carrying drones in space. A nod to the Land Art movement, he views these works as non-invasive interventions in the landscape where the medium is simply the trace of light over the earth.

Reuben Wu at AIPAD 2019, photograph by Anne Kelly.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Reuben Wu is a British photographer, born in 1975 in Liverpool. He's also a violinist, keyboardist, DJ and music producer for the popular electronic band Ladytron. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Wired Magazine, and most recently in Photo District News’ print and online publication. He was the recipient of the 2018 Graphis Award (Automotive Category) and his series Lux Noctis was a winning entry in the 2017 PDN Photo Annual. photo-eye Gallery debuted their representation of Wu’s work earlier this year at Photo LA and in a solo exhibition booth at AIPAD, NYC.





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For more information, and to purchase artworks, please contact photo-eye Gallery Staff at:
(505) 988-5152 x 202 or gallery@photoeye.com



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