BARBARA COLE'S EXCITING NEW SERIES: FIGURE PAINTING
Alla Prima, from Figure Painting, Chromogenic print face-mounted to plexiglass, available in 3 sizes. ACQUIRE
About Barbara Cole's forthcoming series, Figure Painting
Photographer Barbara Cole’s latest series Figure Paintings extends, with renewed subtlety, the artist’s long affair with her preferred mediums: water and light. Like a painter, Cole mixes and layers, blends and builds her compositions into ethereal portraits rich with rhythm and dimension. Inspired by the painting techniques cited in their names, these figures—Alla Prima, Underpainting, and others—are like beautiful ghosts: barely outlined by the dance of light across skin and fabric; so near the surface and somehow just out of reach. Cole’s camera lens—a tool which for the artist does not “capture” her created worlds but rather brings them into existence—plucks her ethereal subjects as though from a dream, granting them each a moment of stillness.
Experience Figure Painting in person at the following events:
July 2017: Selected artwork preview at Bau-Xi Photo, 350 Dundas St. West
October 28, 2017, 6-8pm: Preview at Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
November 4th, 2017, 2-4pm: Opening reception at Bau-Xi Photo, 350 Dundas St. West. Exhibition continues to November 18th