Juliet Harrison, “All That Glitters”
Equine photography is a long honored tradition in fine art image making. Juliet Harrison takes this platform as a starting point for exploration and drills down with a razor focus on the form and beauty of these elegant beasts. With an approach not unlike that of human figure studies, she creates an impactful vision of where these creatures “fit” in the universe.
To me the horse is a piece of art. It is the structure of muscle and bone beneath the skin. It is the texture and warmth of the coat. It is the pattern of that coat. The images are what the horse person sees and works with. Not the whole, but the piece. The piece you are grooming. The part under your hand. The movement of one muscle group that will tell you if the whole is working right when you are training. This is what I am trying to tell my viewers about. Through the structure of modernist fine art photography, I am trying to talk about the horse, the icon of myth and history in its most elemental relationship to us, the viewer.
Now through July 26.
Opening reception Friday, June 10.
For more information: Red Filter Gallery
For an interview with Ms. Harrison: Juliet Harrison
Note: Red Filter Gallery is affiliated with BWGallerist.