"Beyond Visible", an exhibit of photos by Kathy Hornsby of Williamsburg, VA

September 12, 2016

At the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, September 27 - November 4.

 

Kathy Hornsby, a gifted painter and photographer, travels the world in search of extraordinary subjects.  Her show, "Beyond Visible:  Infrared Photography" brings to the Williamsburg a collection of over 30 infrared images inspired by her travels, from Namibia to New Mexico.

 

 “Teapot”: Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India

 

For her infrared photographs, she used digital cameras with sensors converted to “see” only near infrared light.  This technology combined with her skill enables Hornsby to capture landscapes, still lifes, and environmental portraits that at first glance appear to be time-honored black and white images.  Upon further inspection, they reveal themselves to have a slight twist.  Warm and cool tones emerge, atmosphere haze is penetrated, skin appears milky and porcelain-smooth, and a slightly surreal effect may be suggested.  

 

Hornsby worked with fine art printer Brittany Nelson of FlattenImage to achieve nuanced prints on archival paper.  

 

 “What Remains” : Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

 

Hornsby’s photographs reflect her interest in foreign cultures, dramatic geography, and the human connection.    See more of her images on her web site.

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