Thursday, September 29, 2011

Students visit Through This Lens

photograph (c) Through This Lens

Camp students from Durham Arts Council, just two blocks away, visited the gallery on Thursday afternoon. The two exhibitions running concurrently gave the students an opportunity to compare very different styles of photography. Surprisingly, both Lawrence Earley's traditional black and white work, East of Beaufort, and Catharine Carter's dreamy work, fared well with the students. These two exhibitions seem to be well received by all age groups.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Catharine Carter Reception

photo (c) Catharine Carter
Gallery visitors come out to see new work by artist Catharine Carter. Her exhibition, entitled Waking Dreams, will be on display though mid-October of this year.
Beyond (c) 2011 Catharine Carter

This group of photographs bridges that unclear line between photography and other media. All the images originated in Ms. Carter's camera - but you might not realize it at first glance. If you are at all familiar with work from the late 19th century, you might find some echoes here. Children's book illustrations come to mind, but many visitors say that the images could be just a touch disturbing for children. My opinion differs, since they are in many ways reminiscent of classic fairy tales. Come take a look and share your opinions.