Weidi Zhang: RAY

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Artist Statement:

    In 1922, Man Ray, a significant contributor to Dada and Surrealism movements, invented the term “Rayograph” to describe his cameraless darkroom created photo images. He revealed the dreamlike characteristics of daily objects by placing them in photosensitized paper and exposing them to light. His Rayographs are situated in-between visual representation and abstraction, pointing to a new cameraless photographic method. Man Ray wrote in 1921 that he wanted to “make my photography automatic—to use my camera as I would a typewriter.”