In her solo exhibition, Between Forms, fine art photographer Barbara Cole gathers photographs from throughout her career to reveal her long fascination with water as a medium that naturally reshapes form. These photographs explore transformation across time, movement, and image. From women rising through enigmatic waters to anthropomorphized flowers in repose to dreamlike mixtures of digital and analog processes, Between Forms navigates the ethereal forces that constitute Cole’s ever-evolving body of work.
This is Cole’s first exhibition with Pellas Gallery and her debut in New England. This is also the first exhibition of photography in Pellas Gallery’s programming.
Barbara Cole is a fine art photographer working in several photographic mediums, including underwater photography and modernized wet collodion. She was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1953. Her work is noted for its ethereal imagery depicting figures in various states of weightlessness, transformation, and self-actualization.
As an innovator in her field, Cole’s use of traditional and inventive techniques are part of her ongoing search for timelessness. She has held numerous exhibitions across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as in the Canadian Embassy in both Tokyo and Washington D.C. She is currently working on an upcoming book from teNeues.