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Nature Photographer Eleanor Owen Kerr Exhibited in New York
Photographer Eleanor Owen Kerr is drawn to photograph the landscape by what she describes as its "mysterious, hidden depths." Kerr's photographs excel at exploring moments of intense stillness and meditative beauty that can be found in nature. Her use of light provides an expressive contrast between shadows, lights, and reflections. Each element in her images refers to its surroundings, resulting in a cohesive piece that speaks to the interconnectedness and harmony of nature. As the artist states, "my photographs explore places that speak simultaneously of ephemera and permanence, passages and sanctuary, reflections and revelations." All of the artist's photographs are film based; she develops and prints her work meticulously in her own darkroom. These traditional processes foster a contemplative stance and intimate connection with the work which she feels is important to her ultimate vision. Collectors and reviewers have noted that the artist's work combines a "crisp depth of tone with a topographical approach, which are in sync with the rising taste for that kind of depth, but also achieve a sort of intimacy without seeming staged." Eleanor Owen Kerr has exhibited her work both privately and publicly throughout the U.S. and has been invited by the Department of State's Art in Embassies curator to exhibit her work at the U.S. embassies in Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa. She lives and works in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
From March 16 to April 6 at Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York. Opening hours: 11am-6pm. Reception March 22nd, 6-8 PM. Please visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/ArtistInvite/Eleanor_Owen_Kerr.aspx for more information.