Celia Pearson: Glass Transformed A Photographer Explores Sea Glass at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Celia Pearson: Glass Transformed
A Photographer Explores Sea Glass
Tuesday, October 1 - Sunday, December 29, 2013
Featuring the extraordinary work of Annapolis, MD photographer Celia Pearson, who was commissioned to do the photography for the book Pure Sea Glass by Richard LaMotte (Chestertown, MD: Chesapeake Seaglass Publishing, 2004). Ms. Pearson's images, which contribute significantly to the book's appeal, transcend the subject of sea glass. Through her sensitivity to the color, shape and surface texture of the glass, her mastery of lighting and her eye for graphic composition, Pearson creates images that read as works of abstract art on many levels. Her work dances between the representational and the abstract, both celebrating sea glass and transcending it. Pearson says that this body of work is informed by her abiding attraction not only to beauty but, even more, to something invisible and fundamental -- something vital, energetic, and elemental that she senses within the visible world that draws her so. Made with Iris and Ilfochrome print technology, they can measure up to thirty inches in size, inspiring an element of surprise and surreal delight as tiny bits of colored glass assume the sculptural presence of Colossi.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Exhibit hours: Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577