Cara Barer

Cara Barer is an internationally-recognized established American photographer known for her abstract compositions of books and print material.

In her experimentation with curling irons, clothes pins and water, Barer transforms volumes of irrelevant and outdated information into coiled, crumpled objects of beauty. By photographing each object as the last step in her creative intervention, Barer affords a second life to the cast-off books and paper she re-reinterprets. Fanciful and symbolic, Barer’s photographs allude to the status of the book in the contemporary digital age, while offering an open narrative for each viewer to contemplate through her abstract compositions. In Barer’s latest work, the artist’s own creations – books bound with sheet music, wallpaper, and pictures from her travels – are captured after being transformed into magnificent abstract compositions.

Cara Barer has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and Canada since 1994. Her work has been featured extensively in such publications as New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Harper’s Magazine, The Boston Globe and The New Yorker; and can be found in the collections of Bloomingdale’s, Saks, Lehigh University, Nordstrom, United States Embassy, Kyiv, Ukraine, VISA and Wells Fargo Bank and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Barer lives and works out of Houston, Texas.

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Cara Barer - Waves - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Metaphorical - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Pink Japanese - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - After The Flood - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Palimpsest - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - English Arabic Dictionary - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Coloring Book 2 - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Coloring Book - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Solitaire - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - The Buddha - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Skeleton Coast - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Tropic of Capricorn - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Faultless Perscriptions - available in 2 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Visions - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Kashmir - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Perpetual - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Baroque - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Treble - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Secret - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Beijing - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Literati - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Namaste - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Santa Fe Winter - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Devoted - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Webster's - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Cloud - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Dreamscape - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Relic - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Paris - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Burgundy - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Filigree - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Harajuku - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Americas - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Kingdom - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Iditarod Trail - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Trekking - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Nightshade - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Dahlia - 24X24 in., Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Shavasana - 24x24 in., Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - 713 - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Starburst - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in White with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Blue Labyrinth - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Sky and Prairie - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Web - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Apollo - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Butterfly II - 24x24 in., Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Empress - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Cara Barer - Fashion - available in 3 sizes, Archival Pigment Print Mounted on Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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