Carlos Tarrats: New Photographs at Gallery Imperato

Previous Story

Los Solos Friday, December 5

Next Story

Dawoud Bey: Class Pictures at the Contemporary Museum

Carlos Tarrats: New Photographs

12.12.08 – 1.24.09
Opening Reception December 12, 7-10pm

Gallery Imperato is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of works by photographer Carlos Tarrats. In his new body of work, Tarrats moves away from the landscape and focuses more on the idea of portrait. Life, death, and hope are no longer themes. The work is much darker and the mindset behind it has changed completely. Subjects are just there, not alive and not dead. Acceptance has replaced the idea of hope.

Commonly mistaken as digitally manipulated imagery, Tarrats is in actuality constructing elaborate sets with a variety of props and materials. With a medium format camera, he photographs his sets through sheets of plexiglass. Washes of color and scratches in the plexiglass mask the subjects, adding a layer of mystery to the work.

Related Stories
Wood firing is one of the biggest community events at Baltimore Clayworks and it is attended by ceramic artists from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

“The imprints of elemental properties inherent to ceramics fired in a wood kiln often yield mesmerizing finishes; it almost adds a fourth dimension to the artworks.”

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

How the Painter Embarks Upon the Physical and Psychological Cosmos

Like his artwork, Alli offers a glimpse into the boundless potential of the human imagination.

Murder! Retaliation! And More Reasons to See the New Adaptation of Aeschylus’ Ancient Greek Drama

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's current production, an adaption of Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy by Ellen McLaughlin, is brilliantly directed by Lise Bruneau and features outstanding performances by Isabelle Anderson as Clytemnestra and Lizzi Albert as Electra. On stage through March 10.