Did a quick shoot today over at the Carrack Modern Art Gallery. The Carrack is a great new space in Durham that runs completely on donations; artists are able to exhibit solo-shows free of commission. For a detailed article about the great exhibit currently showing there, check this article by Clarion Content columnist Cady Childs.
Disclaimer: I am not an art critic. That said, I really liked this exhibit. Many of these pieces manage to be vividly bright while remaining subtle. They are not overbearing. Case in point:
Additionally they have the interesting feature of changing dramatically when backlit or not. Observe the contrast in the below two photos:
The graphite is much more observable when not strongly lit, giving the figures a more defined shape. Yet the shapes that appear when the graphite disappears are captivating in their softer edges; they are reminiscent of clay figurines the ceramicist has not quite finished, whose shapes and identities are still developing.
If you’ve got some time to spare I’d definitely recommend checking out Catherine’s exhibit.