We are delighted to announce, that we are now representing the complete works of Cara Barer on the East Coast of the US. A selection of artworks by Cara Barer had previously been available through Klompching Gallery's Print Room.
Cara Barer photographs outdated, abandoned and obsolete books, but only after transforming them into exquisite sculptural objects. Coiled and crumpled, they extend beyond an exploration of form, segueing into a commentary on the changing role of books, their state of flux in an increasingly digitized world, and ultimately their potential for ephemerality. The brilliance of the photographs lies in their ability to speak on multiple levels—through an understated interplay of content, design and color.
Over the course of the past decade, she has developed a sustained fine art practice, producing an ongoing series of richly-colored and highly detailed photographs. Cara Barer is increasingly and appropriately recognized for the employment of impeccable craftsmanship, a singular vision and an intimate knowledge of her subject and materials, by which she blurs the line between object and photograph.
Cara Barer (b.1956) lives and works in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston, the University of Houston and the Glassell School of Art. Barer has been represented in numerous exhibitions across the United States, and has had her work reproduced in several publications, including the recently released, Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved (Chronicle Books, 2013). Her artworks can be found in several private and public collections including Trump Hollywood, VISA, UCLA Special Collections, Danielle Steel, Bloomingdale's, Lehigh University, Nordstrom's Nationwide, Wells Fargo Bank and Museum of Fine Art, Houston.