Artist Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6pm–8pm
We are delighted to present the first solo exhibition at Klompching Gallery, featuring the highly popular photographic artworks of Cara Barer. The artist photographs outdated, abandoned and obsolete books, but only after transforming them into sculptural objects of beauty.
Coiled and crumpled, they segue into a considered commentary on the changing role of libraries, society's relationship with how it accesses and values knowledge and, in a technology advance world, her work questions the future of the book itself.
The photographs are presented as large-scale pigment prints, rich in color and highly detailed, engendering both curiosity and delight. Her work can be firmly placed within the interdisciplinary—new and growing—genre of 'altered books', which started in the 1960's with A Monument: A Treated Victorian Novel by the British artist Tom Phillips.
Sunset, 2013 © Cara Barer
Sunset, 2013 (detail) © Cara Barer
On show in the gallery are nine 36" x 36" photographs (other sizes/editions available), representing pieces from 2006 through to her most recent pieces made in 2013.