Catherine Couturier shows amazing work, and it’s a privilege to be in such good company. On the way to the gallery for the 2013 “What Could Be“opening, I was feeling great. All the work I had to do (editing, printing, crating, shipping) was done! I was sure the gallery had done their work, and had done it beautifully. Catherine had selected and framed the photographs, and had come up with a fantastic title for the show. Joseph (Catherine’s right-hand-man) had done a great job putting the work onto the website and writing about it. I had been to the gallery on before, and knew how beautiful it was – so as I approached the gallery’s big, glass front-doors when I arrived for the opening reception, I was excited.
Click and drag to scroll 360° panoramic of installation at Catherine Couturier Gallery.
There’s always a big difference between seeing the work as prints and seeing it framed on the wall, but nothing had prepared me for what I saw as I went into the gallery. The gallery had intermingled what I thought were two complete – and separate – bodies of work in a way I had never envisioned. Black-and-white Iceland landscapes were matched with ‘Vintage” photomontages, hung in pairs. I was blown away. Presented with my own work as if I was seeing it for the first time, in a way I never imagined possible. I felt like I had arrived at a cocktail party and found my friends, who I didn’t even think knew each other, dancing together. It was amazing.
Here are a few pairs of those old friends – deeply engaged in a conversation beyond words.
And I never even realized they knew each other.
And a few more pictures of the show: