HOUSTON, TX – Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents "When the Ice Melts" by photographic artist Cara Barer as part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial from February 27 to April 2, 2016. Opening day, February 27 will feature an Artists’ Reception from 5-8pm.
SYNOPSIS: Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents dual exhibitions: When the Ice Melts by photographic artist Cara Barer and Movement in a State of Rest from photographer Frank Sherwood White as part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial. The exhibits run from February 27 to April 2, 2016. Opening day, February 27 will feature an Artists’ Reception from 5-8pm.
“Juxtaposing these two exhibits became obvious as I curated each artist’s work,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “Cara’s new direction is a major creative shift using montages to reflect a dystopian world. Frank’s photography has always interested me and his color pieces in this exhibit illustrate the simple power of line in nature. I am excited to share both artists with our Houston audience.”
CARA BARER: American Photographer, Cara Barer, lives and works in Houston. She has been represented in numerous group exhibitions across the United States, with solo exhibitions in Galveston, Houston, Toronto and Petaluma. Her work has appeared in Photonews (2008), New York Magazine (2008) and The Houston Press (2006) amongst others. More recently, she has been featured in Art Made From Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed (Chronicle Books, 2013).
Barer's photographs can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Trump Hollywood, VISA, UCLA Special Collections, Danielle Steel, Bloomingdale's, Lehigh University, Nordstrom's Nationwide, and Wells Fargo Bank.
About When the Ice Melts: Cara Barer sifts through the detritus of our consumer culture to create photomontages that warn of a possible dystopian future. Imagine a world where much of our coastlines and our cities are underwater, or an apocalyptic landscape of arid and barren land where few humans will be able to survive.
The idea of climate change and melting polar ice drive the hypothetical scenarios Barer creates in a mashup of original infrared and black and white images combined with trash and soon to be obsolete or expendable objects.