Barbara Cole, Lost in Time, 2016.

Barbara Cole

Lost in Time, 2016

Chromogenic print face-mounted to plex and back-mounted to dibond
Size: 48" x 48"
Value: $9,800
Edition: Print II, edition 2 of 10

www.barbaracole.com

Barbara Cole is a self-taught photographic artist who has built an extraordinary career in image making since beginning her practice in the 1980s. She is best known for her still images and her Lenticular photographs of figures underwater. Inspired by its inherent reflective quality, Cole uses the underwater environment to challenge our perception of the figure in space. In the artist’s latest series, Falling Through Time, Barbara Cole’s images are a complex arrangement of past and present. This project combines the romantic ambience of English gardens, all of which were photographed 20 years ago, using Polaroid SX-70 film, layered with captivating underwater portraits. The result is a visual study of time in which personal and mythical histories combine to create dynamic, ethereal scenes with an editorial edge. Cole’s artwork is ex­tensively collected by both public and private institutions, and has been exhibited world­wide in such venues as the Canadian embassies in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan

In her latest series, Falling Through Time, Barbara Cole’s images are a complex arrangement of past and present, one that draws on personal and collective history, myth, and the porous nature of time in the distinct, contemporary style for which the artist has become known.
This project combines the romantic ambience of English gardens, all of which were photographed 20 years ago with the artist’s Polaroid SX-70 film, then layered with captivating underwater portraits. The result is a visual study of time in which personal and mythical histories—refracted through the water’s surface—layer to create dynamic, ethereal scenes with an editorial edge.

 

 

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