A History of Graph Paper
On Stellar Rays is pleased to announce a new exhibition of photographs by JOHN HOUCK. The exhibition celebrates a number of exciting developments at On Stellar Rays, including the gallery’s FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION with Houck, the gallery’s FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, and the inaugural exhibition in the gallery’s NEW LOCATION at 1 Rivington Street at Bowery on the Lower East Side.
The exhibition expands upon Houck’s body of aggregate photographs, presenting still life imagery of personal objects and keepsakes intermittently spliced with Houck’s ongoing body of digitally-rendered, gridded and folded compositions. As in the aggregates, whereby Houck exploited a repetitious process influenced by his professional experience as a programmer — a feedback loop of write, compile, execute — here he applies a recursive practice of compose, photograph, print.