Bryan Whitney
X-Ray Vision
June 30 - July 29, 2017
Opening Reception: July 1, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Bryan Whitney

Though most people think of X-ray machines as cold, impersonal medical devices, others see them as a way to make compelling works of art. New York City-based Bryan Whitney does just that, producing experimental, architectural and fine art work. His X-ray images of nature and ordinary, even iconic, items have caught the attention of art and science lovers around the world.

Although Whitney’s artwork is considered photography, he doesn’t use a camera. Instead, Whitney uses an X-ray machine beam to penetrate the chosen object. This process creates an image of the item’s inner structure on a digital plate or sheet of film (similar to how it is done at the doctor’s office). Whitney then digitally adjusts and often colors the black-and-white image to create his final, unique work of art.

Whitney exhibited his X-ray photographs in an installation of images in the west windows of the Marjorie Fortunoff Mayrock Conservatory. The installation evoked the structure’s original function (as a greenhouse) and brought to mind antiquated, romantic ties to stained glass art as well as the curious relationship between science, nature and art. Whitney dedicated the exhibit to his mother.

Recently, Whitney’s X-ray artwork went viral, catapulting the artist into internet stardom. Yet members of the art community have recognized Whitney’s talent and fresh, creative eye for years. Whitney currently teaches at the International Center for Photography, and an array of magazines and venues have featured his work.

 

Part of PhotoSummer 2017

 

Bird Nest Fern Bryan Whitney
Bird Nest Fern
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2010
20 x 16 inches
 
Lillies 3D Bryan Whitney
Lillies 3D
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2012
20 x 16 inches
 
Two Lillies Bryan Whitney
Two Lillies
Archival pigment on watercolor paper
2002
35 x 47 inches
 
Iris Bryan Whitney
Iris
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2002
20 x 16 inches
 
Tulips Yellow Bryan Whitney
Tulips Yellow
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2013
20 x 16 inches
 
Calla Lillies Bryan Whitney
Calla Lillies
Archival pigment on watercolor paper
2002
35 x 47 inches
 
Magnolia Bryan Whitney
Magnolia
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2010
20 x 16 inches
 
Two Lillies Bryan Whitney
Two Lillies
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2002
20 x 16 inches
 
Proteus Bryan Whitney
Proteus
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2012
20 x 16 inches
 
Foxglove Bryan Whitney
Foxglove
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2010
20 x 16 inches
 
Poppies and pitcher plants Bryan Whitney
Poppies and pitcher plants
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2002
20 x 16 inches
 
Tulip Bryan Whitney
Tulip
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2002
20 x 16 inches
 
Chrysanthemum new Bryan Whitney
Chrysanthemum new
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2008
20 x 16 inches
 
Rose Blossom Bryan Whitney
Rose Blossom
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2002
20 x 16 inches
 
Orchid 3D Bryan Whitney
Orchid 3D
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2011
20 x 16 inches
 
Calla Bouquet 3D Bryan Whitney
Calla Bouquet 3D
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2012
20 x 16 inches
 
Sword Fern Bryan Whitney
Sword Fern
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2010
20 x 16 inches
 
Victoria Fern Bryan Whitney
Victoria Fern
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2010
20 x 16 inches
 
Fiddle Head Fern Bryan Whitney
Fiddle Head Fern
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2010
20 x 16 inches
 
Stag Horn Fern Bryan Whitney
Stag Horn Fern
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2010
16 x 20 inches
 
Cherry Blossoms Bryan Whitney
Cherry Blossoms
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2011
16 x 20 inches
 
Calla Lillies Bryan Whitney
Calla Lillies
Archival pigment print on rag paper
2002
20 x 16 inches
 

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