December 8 – January 8, 2023
Artist Reception - December 8th, 6 to 8 pm
General Artist Reception - December 10th, 4 to 6pm
The Color of Water by Sarah Schorr is an investigation of one of our life sustaining elements: water. What is the color of water? Opaque, transparent or translucent, entering water can delineate both a physical passage and a metaphysical pathway. Schorr interprets these moments of transition that can open us to different reflective experiences, sparking introspection about attention, physicality, and mobility in our media-saturated landscape. Silver to black to emerald green: water is often not blue. Water changes anything and everything. Using local water drawn from Judkins Pond adjacent to the Griffin Museum, Schorr’s installation longing messages slowly shifts and drifts as the boundaries of ink, paper, image and water transform in an assortment of bottles.
About Sarah Schorr
Sarah Schorr is an American photographic artist, researcher, and educator. A captivation with light, water, and modes of embodied contemplation runs through her work.
Schorr’s work has been widely exhibited since her first solo show at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York. She was selected for a Terra Foundation Fellowship (2021) and a Munn Artist Fellowship (2022) with artist-in-residency at Monet House from the Versailles Foundation in France. In 2020, Schorr’s work was honored by the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers in the category of nude (first prize) as part of an exhibition at the Fotonostrum Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. Schorr enjoys collaborating with other artists, writers, and researchers. Her artist catalogue, “Borrowed Glitter,” is accompanied by an essay from author and national book award finalist Phyllis Rose. Since earning her PhD, Schorr’s own research has been published in collected books and journals. Her book “The Color of Water,” with words by Elizabeth Avedon and Anne Marie Kragh Pahuus accompanied a (2021) solo show of her work at Galleri Image in Aarhus, Denmark and a (2022) solo show at the Northern Photographic Centre in Oulu, Finland.
Schorr received her BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University, her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and her PhD in media studies at Aarhus University with a dissertation entitled, “Social Photography: Photographic Practices in the Context of Social Media”. Sarah currently lives in Denmark where she lives, works (and swims).