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New exhibition ‘Reflective Surfaces’ opens at CAS

This silver gelatin print by Julia Forrest from her series “Illusions” is one of the works featured in “Reflective Surfaces” at the CAS Arts Center, on display January 18 to February 23.
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January 15, 2014

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present “Reflective Surfaces,” a two-person exhibition featuring the photography of Julia Forrest and Flora Hogman at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St. CAS will host an artist’s talk on Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m., followed by a free opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The show runs until Sunday, February 23.

The exhibition, “Reflective Surfaces,” presents two distinctive artists with a series of images refracted and reflected. Whether found in nature or in urban cityscapes, surfaces like mirrors, windows, pools, and puddles become portals that transport us past the boundaries between worlds. No digital alteration is used, yet the subjects can seem fantastic, even surreal, blending figures with landscapes.

Forrest is a Brooklyn based artist. She graduated from Hartford Art School with a BFA in photography. She works strictly in film and prints in a darkroom she built in her apartment. She is currently working as a teaching artist at the Brooklyn Museum, Medgar Evers College, the Newark Museum and Lehigh University.

Hogman survived World War II as a child in southern France, where she subsequently grew up. She came to New York as a young adult, where she studied psychology and practices to this day. She has always been interested in photography as a way to retrieve and retain memories.

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