Cara Barer & Jamie Brunson: Recent works
Cara Barer & Jamie Brunson: Recent works June 14 – July 21, 2017 Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition of recent work by Cara Barer and Jamie Brunson. “I use my photographs which I’ve accumulated from traveling, print them, and bind them into book form… This mixed media process feels much more personal because I have assembled the images from the beginning…” – Cara Barer Cara Barer has used books, newspapers, and magazines for most of the materials that make up her archival digital photographs. In this recent body of work, Barer started to experiment with the detritus of her mailbox and created her first artist book from scratch. It was soon after that Barer began to look at her travel photos differently. By binding her own books, Barer gained the ability to fully control the concept and vibe of a foreign place. “By emphasizing openness, observation and process, my work conjoins my studio practice with my meditation practice.” – Jamie Brunson Throughout Jamie Brunson’s process, she relies on improvisation, and the physical qualities of her materials to render various formal abstractions. For her lattice paintings, she layers oil paint, alkyds, and refined beeswax. These paintings, are done freehand by adding and subtracting until she reaches a final composition that is complex with interdependent connections. With her collage pieces, Brunson focuses on making something beautiful and original with aged and discarded paper materials.