Elizabeth Opalenik is known for her sensual images, including the Mordançage process, hand printed black and white, infrared films, Polaroid manipulations and specialized toning. With limitless creativity Elizabeth has found her voice as a photographic artist, learning that all good photographs are self-portraits that lie somewhere between imagination and dreams.
Ms. Opalenik was raised on a farm in Pennsylvania USA, living as a neighbor to the Amish and their uncomplicated ways. Her upbringing continues to reverberate in the personal images she creates. Her ongoing projects are as diverse as her life experience, whether a figure study in water, a serene black and white photograph of Amish daily life, or an image from her most recent body of work, “Poetry in Motion,” which captures fluid, watercolor-like grace as the artist expresses her childhood dreams of becoming a dancer.
She has been a photographer for 28 years.
Thursday, 9 March 2017 to Saturday, 1 April 2017
The Colour Factory
409/429 Gore Street