Jackson Lang Fischbach

“If You See Him, Push Him Towards the Light,” a series of lightboxes recalling the format of stereoscopic image cards, negotiates the mechanical history of photography with a practice of abstraction. Backlit pictures are set into the broad, wooden face of the works, contextualizing the glowing diptych pairs within a natural maple grain. The photographs depict sites of processing, primarily a stone quarry, alongside spaceless works of light and color developed by manipulations of imaging materials. Suggesting a new system of value, the works allude to a waning photographic authority and to spiritual possibilities for the camera beyond its historical role as imitator. 

Jackson Lang Fischbach is an artist and photographer. His work engages the related mediums of photography and sculpture, exploring the expressive potential of light and highlighting questions of material value.