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Carlotta Corpron

Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery

Carlotta Corpron’s exhibition of photographs, “Form and Light: 1942–1949,” displays an interest in how light metamorphoses objects. In a statement available at the gallery, she writes: “I was fascinated by the geometric purity of a glass cube, and the wonderful patterns that were formed as the lights played over and through it.” And further, “If my work has any value it is due to its originality and my design background.” And yet in 1923, ten years before Carlotta Corpron bought her first camera, Lazlo Maholy-Nagy wrote in “Light—A Medium of Plastic Expression”: “Instead of having a plate which is sensitive to light react mechanically to its environment through the reflection or absorption of light, I have attempted to control its action by means of lenses and mirrors, by light passed through fluids like water, oil, acids, crystal, metal, glass, tissues, etc.”

It is equally difficult to

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