Barbara Cole

New exhibit at Toronto Pearson Int’l Airport

The newest exhibit at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is an installation of eight 40” x 30” reflective lenticulars and two 60” x 40” backlit lenticular light boxes titled White NOise, by award-winning fine art and fashion photographer Barbara Cole.

The photographs were taken underwater.

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[Lenticulars? Lenticulars are made by combining two or more images with special software. The interlaced images are then mounted behind a lenticular lens screen (a sheet of plastic ribbed with narrow cylindrical lenses) and results in an image that appears to move as the viewer changes position.]

Here’s some more information about the photos:

The dual nature of water is reinforced by two types of subjects in the photographs. There are “the swimmers” in Rondo and Pantomime, or subjects in bathing suits who seem to belong in the water. And there are “the others” in Duet and Sonia’s Suite: fully clothed subjects who seem accidentally inserted into the water. The effect is that of an elegant, ghostly shipwreck, whose passengers dance, rather than struggle, in the water.

White NOise will be on display until January 10, 2010 in the Airspace Gallery located in Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson. The gallery is directly above the Domestic Arrivals Hall.