Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “On the Surface,” an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Over the past several years, Vaughn has travelled the world, deftly capturing the surface reflections on different bodies of water and, in the process, exploring the parameters of vision and cognition. By zooming in on her subject matter, Vaughn excises any contextualizing visual information that might allow viewers to easily identify the imagery. This decision to root her abstract photographs in the natural world—an ostensibly solid, familiar, even immutable realm—allows the artist to cleverly transform reality, exposing its chimerical possibilities and unexpected underpinnings. Vaughn’s approach also allows her to freely experiment with and tune into pattern and shape, and color and hue, which shift dramatically depending on the waters’ relative movement and form the heart of her photographs.