530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Cathy Carter
Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Submerged   Submerged
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    26.5" x 47"
    Cathy Carter

  • Suspended 2   Suspended 2
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    39.5" x 39.5"
    Cathy Carter

  • Hesione #1   Hesione #1
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    26.5" x 39.5"
    Cathy Carter


Cathy Carter

CATHY CARTER

Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand
May 20 - June 9, 2016
Reception: Thursday May 26, 2016 6-8 PM

Cathy Carter's work explores the physical aspects and considerations of water: how underwater spaces affect perception, the immensity of ocean landscapes, and the peculiar structural characteristics of liquid, alongside more symbolic concerns. In her photographs, liquid fields and ocean landscapes are contextualized, metaphorically and physically, within the long history of human development. Carter's keen focus helps convey a sense of otherworldliness in water as a medium and the ocean as geographical feature. In her works, swimmers provide a human context to convey the simultaneously terrifying and comforting ways in which water envelops and contains people.

According to Carter, “Water can be thought of as a space of ‘becoming made visible,’ an impermanent space, ephemeral and fluctuating.” With this philosophy, Carter uses her photography to also explore the human experience, focusing on what is ephemeral in our own lives. She makes us think of what is both foreign and familiar. In the end, Carter's photography not only captures spaces, but it also creates spaces for the viewer to consider the fluidity and possibilities of our own lives.




Artists in this exhibition

On the Bluer Shores of SilenceOtway Cool WatersSubmergedDeep Breath of Royal BlueUntitled 314004 Istanbul- St Sophia Museum
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
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