Visual Arts

Sea Islands

When: Fri., Jan. 12, 5-8 p.m. 2018

In today’s world, we consume information faster than most people ever thought possible. We swipe through text and images like it’s nothing, every tweet or Instagram post at the mercy of our thumb speed. But Charleston-based photographer Nickie Stone somehow stops the madness and transports her viewers into a world of timelessness and serenity. Her series of ambrotype photographs, Sea Islands, will be on display at Beresford Studios. Ambrotypes are produced through what is known as a wet plate collodion process, which involves taking developed photos and applying chemicals to them to recreate the image on glass. It’s a long, tedious, deliberate process that produces images that are quite literally, one of a kind. Stone’s ambrotypes feature marshes, waterways, and small towns in and of South Carolina’s coastal islands. The images exude a sort of suspension in time and a whimsical, almost haunting beauty that so accurately captures Lowcountry nature (please see: Spanish moss).

Francesca Mathewes

Price: Free to attend


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