CENDRILLON: Presenting Artist Cara Barer
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Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to exhibit artist Cara Barer in the gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, CENDRILLON. The exhibition is on view from May 17 through July 23, 2016 with a public reception on Saturday, May 21, from 1-4 p.m, coinciding with the opening of the Metro Expo Line in Santa Monica.
“Cendrillon” – French for “Cinderella” – is perhaps synonymous with fantastic transformation. Much like the iconic fairy tale, Houston-based artist Cara Barer’s process is rooted in dramatic change. CENDRILLON records the transition of books from ubiquitous staples of information, to passing ephemera in an increasingly digitized world.
Pages are dyed, ruffled and carefully arranged in circular forms, their bindings elegantly twisted. Echoing spiritual mandalas or blooming flowers, these altered pages are reborn as vibrant sculptural objects before being photographed. Transformed by color and arrangement, these books are equipped to take on new meanings as sculptural objects that are photographed and printed at a large scale – blurring the lines between object, sculpture, and photography.