Virginia Inés Vergara and Carver Audain

Virginia Inés Vergara and Carver Audain

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

CoWorker Projects is pleased to present Glass-Scape series, a slide show of photographs by Virginia Inés Vergara accompanied by live musical performance by Carver Audain.

To create the Glass-Scape series Vergara developed a complex configuration of layered cameras, each responsible for contributing different aspects towards the final images. Using the Museum of Natural History as her stage since it seemed somehow “out of place”, Virginia used three different cameras, only one with the film and two functioning as viewing devices. As a result she draws attention to the artificiality of her photographs in relation to the “original” natural scene as well as to the ersatz quality of the dioramas. Also, the large-format camera allowed her to delve deeper into the complex duality—nature vs. art—that the dioramas embody. By playing with depth of field and focus, Vergara was able to enhance the flatness of the image in a way that recalls Romantic landscape paintings. Virginia Inés Vergara is a Chilean/American artist born and raised in NYC in the 1980’s. Her work is included in numerous private European and American collections. She has exhibited widely across the US and Europe and is in an upcoming show with Dan Colen, Madrugadas in Tel Aviv. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in photography from Hunter College and maintains a studio practice in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of grants and repeat project funding from New York Foundation for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts to name a few. Her photographic work embodies meditations on light, perception and proximity.

For more information on Virginia Inés Vergara please visit her gallery website: http://www.fordproject.com/artists/virginia-ins-vergara. Carver Audain (b 1981) produces audio using digital signal processing and editing techniques on a variety of environmental and instrumental recordings. His recent works explore harmonic structures utilizing the “slow change music” method. In a live setting, he arranges and manipulates this material into situation-specific compositions. Sonically, he produces an array of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform within their physical surroundings. For this event, he will present modified work from his recent release entitled 'shifting'. For more information on Carver please visit: http://carveraudain.com.