Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Cara Barer. Throughout her career, Cara Barer has used books, newspapers, phone books, magazines, maps, and travel photographs as her materials. In her newest body of work, she is focusing on books, dyeing them and manipulating their shape to create something new. She then photographs the upcycled book, and through the medium of photography, Barer presents her subjects anew.
Cara Barer “upcycles” discarded books to demonstrate her reverence for printed materials and to create new mediated forms in a digitized world. Her materials have included used books, phone books (remember those?), newspapers, magazines, maps and travel photography. Not sure why an image of a massive pile of yellowing papers is aesthetically pleasing when the reality wouldn’t be, but it is.