Camille Seaman "Where There Should be Ice"

Candace Dwan Gallery

poster for Camille Seaman "Where There Should be Ice"

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Seaman’s photographs, taken in the Arctic regions of Greenland
and in Antarctica from 2003 to 2007, document with great pathos and eerie beauty the disappearance of great sections of our polar caps, caused by warming temperatures. The melting of polar ice during this period has been dramatic, as attested by two images of the same location showing where now “there should be ice”, but is no longer.
Seaman, a Native American of the Shinnecock Tribe, states that her background profoundly affects the way she perceives. Her response to the icebergs is one awe, and personal, as if they were living beings. “I approach the images of icebergs as portraits of individuals, much like family photos of my ancestors…I seek…a glimpse of their soul which endures”. Contemplating these dignified and powerful images of individual icebergs and empty spaces, one has a sense of history in their slow and graceful, but inevitable demise.

[Image: Camille Seaman "Grand Pinnacle Iceberg, East Greenland, September 2006" color photograph. Courtesy of the Artist.]



from May 14, 2008 to June 21, 2008
Opening: May 14, 6-8 pm.


Camille Seaman

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