Ella, Beat Series
Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso.
Frame: 55 1/2 x 41 inches
Barbara Cole’s new series, BEAT, brings together an ensemble of figures who elicit ethereal conversations about the movement of bodies and water. Guided by the weightlessness of Cole’s signature underwater photography, each figure, donned in white, independently investigates what it means to move in what is both an insulated and protean space. These figures speak to the extreme experiences of isolation these past few years and the body’s recovery underwater, where movement and time are slowed down to reveal their essential beauty. BEAT is a manifestation of the body celebrating itself as it moves back freely into the world.
Art Inquiry: Ella, Beat Series, Barbara Cole
54 x 40 in