The Color of Water by Sarah Schorr

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The Color of Water by Sarah Schorr

Fra March 12, 2021 16:00 til May 02, 2021 17:00

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The Color of Water by Sarah Schorr

Galleri Image presents the exhibition The Color of Water by the American artist Sarah Schorr. 
The Color of Water is an investigation of one of our life sustaining elements: water. What is the color of water? The answer is part science and part emotion; yet the answer is elusive and shifting. Through the dual processes of examining gradations of color and gradations of emotion, Schorr follows the ephemeral refractions of light and mood in water. How will we preserve this resource for future generations? 

Opaque, transparent, or translucent, entering water can delineate both a physical passage and a metaphysical pathway. The point of ingress creates surface tension. A shift in pressure causes liquid to quiver as it is pierced. Air is reduced and then removed. Sound changes: Music becomes obscured and redacted. Silver to black to emerald green: Water is often not blue. Sometimes the sea is a rolling red from deep sea algae. Assisted by the waterscape, these transitions open us to different reflective experiences, sparking introspection about attention, physicality, and mobility in our media-saturated landscape. Schorr’s work does not answer the rhetorical question: what is the color of water? Instead, this project is an invitation to engage in a process of inquiry and contemplation. 

The Color of Water project grew out of Schorr's introduction to winter swimming near Aarhus. She found herself repeatedly drawn to the stark beauty of Ballehage beach in all seasons. Thus, began a photographic exploration of water and the reflexive states that it encourages. The Color of Water is composed of interrelated bodies of work by Schorr: Osmosis, Riptide, and Ephemeral Metallics. The exhibition also includes The Color of Water: Algorithmic Sea, a work and performance is developed in collaboration with Gabriel Pereira and Carlos Oliveira. 

A seminar and different workshops will be arranged during the exhibition period. These include Schorr's M.I.N.T workshop for youth, which invites participants to slow down to experience nature, and her interactive performance The Color of Water: Algorithmic Sea that investigates the subjective nature of color, the permeability of images and our subtle acceptance of the pervasive digitization of our experiences. 

About the artist: 
Sarah Schorr is an American photographic artist, researcher, and educator. Schorr’s work has been widely exhibited with solo shows at esteemed spaces such as Yancey Richardson Gallery and Scalo Project Space in New York City. Her photographic art has been selected for juried group exhibitions by notable curators such as Elizabeth Avedon and Paula Tognarelli. In 2020, Schorr’s work was honored by the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers (first prize) in the category of nude with an exhibition at the Fotonostrum Gallery in Barcelona and a Terra Foundation Fellowship residency (postponed to 2021). A catalogue of Schorr’s current work, The Color of Water, will be published by Galleri Image to accompany a forthcoming (2021) solo show of her work and travel (2022) to the Northern Photographic Centre in Finland. Since earning her PhD in 2017, her research examines photographic practice as a mode of contemplation and sense making. Schorr currently lives in Denmark where she works (and swims). 

You can visit the artist's website for more information www.sarahschorr.com 

The exhibition is supported by the Statens Kunstfonds, the city of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), The A.P. Møller Foundation, The William Demant Foundation and the Augustinus Foundation.