Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas | June 15 – August, 29 2017
Visit Ginter Gallery II from June 15 – August 29 to view Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas’ exhibit. Free with Garden admission.
New work by Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas is now on display in Ginter Gallery II.
Late fall, winter, and early spring. This suite of photo-based imagery documents my physical access to nature through the seasons where it is least present.
The editorial process of image-making began with stacks of black and white prints of the collected imagery. By combining and layering images that were shot over several months, time contracts and loses its linear quality. Scale is manipulated as though on a radio dial, and as such makes a connection between the very literal experience of plant life and the grand abstraction of landscape.
By connecting —through insertion— interiors and landscapes, the resulting works conjure the emotional conditions of cultivating an interior relationship with nature. This is a retelling of the story of change – of mutable place, solitude, and seasons – and healing through the passing of a seemingly short period of time.
Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas is an artist living and working in Rochester, New York. Originally from Denver, Colorado, she received a BA in liberal arts from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and an MFA in Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Paloma’s work adapts and appropriates the vernacular of the many regions she’s called home and traces the self-conscious search for cultural roots as a first-generation American.