September 04, 2011
October 13, 2011
Academy Art Center
Continuing with her experiments of water, space and movement, Christy Lee Rogers’ latest collection, Odyssey, features large-scale ethereal portraits and emotional narratives through which Rogers explores the flexible nature of the earth bound human body. Photographed on O‘ahu and set underwater, her subjects bend and distort; bathing in darkness, isolated by light, and brought to life by one's own imagination.
With light refraction as the technical foundation for her work, Rogers utilizes this phenomenon of light as it passes from the air, which has a lower optical density, into water, with a higher optical density, to capture in-camera images, without the modern post-production manipulations.