Catherine Couturier Gallery opening reception and book signing: Ocean | Desert by Renate Aller
Catherine Couturier Gallery presents the newest body of work by gallery artist Renate Aller titled Ocean | Desert. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, signing copies of her newest book from Radius Books. This new project by German-born photographer Renate Aller is an extension of the ongoing series Oceanscapes.
Aller has continued to make images of the ocean from a single vantage point — for which she is internationally known — but for the last several years, has begun to photograph sand dunes in Colorado and New Mexico.
She has now paired the resulting images in a fascinating new series that continues her investigation into the relationship between Romanticism, memory and landscape in the context of our current socio-political awareness. There is both a visual and visceral relationship between the two bodies of work, as though the minerals of the sand dunes carry the memory of the ocean waters that were there millions of years before.
On view through Nov. 26.