A fine arts cooperative in Ithaca, New York
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Jan Kather

 

Jan Kather

In recent years my interest in the digital arts has grown to the point where I find myself more often working with lenticular, video, sound and installation art than with more traditional methods of art production. Collaborating with local artists continues to be a stimulating modus operandi for me, as well finding new art partnerships on the World Wide Web.

With a nod to 18th Century mystical artist and writer William Blake, I would describe my art making as an exploration and mapping of the shifting planes of time, space, and point of view. Blake suggests as much when he lucidly advises us in Auguries of Innocence:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

 

Contact

1 Park Place
Elmira College
Elmira, NY 14901

607-735-1934

www.jankatherphotography.com


The imagery in the Watermark installation [July 4 - 29, 2018] derives from an ongoing study of Elmira’s Lackawanna Bike Trail, my inexhaustible neighborhood source for artistic inspiration. A year of my life unfolded in 2016-17 as a rode my bic…

The imagery in the Watermark installation [July 4 – 29, 2018] derives from an ongoing study of Elmira’s Lackawanna Bike Trail, my inexhaustible neighborhood source for artistic inspiration. A year of my life unfolded in 2016-17 as a rode my bicycle on this trail, capturing the seasonal change in a series of Instagram photo grids, video and silver prints. Permutations of a watercolor sketch of an open field along the path have added to this collection. Viewing life in this way evokes the words from Dylan Thomas’s 1954 Under Milk Wood, a play for voices: “Time passes. Listen. Time passes.” 

 

Abercromby Rose Galaxy

 

Abercromby Rose Galaxy

Central Park Galaxy

 

Central Park Galaxy

Mirror Lake Galaxy 

 

Mirror Lake Galaxy

Red Lanterns

 

Red Lanterns

Ausable Eddy Galaxy

 

Ausable Eddy Galaxy

High Falls Galaxy 

 

High Falls Galaxy

Monochrome Peonies

 

Monochrome Peonies

Red Lilies

 

Red Lilies

Havanna Glen 

 

Havanna Glen

Hot Pink Peonies

 

Hot Pink Peonies

Peony Blues

 

Peony Blues

Red Roses with Irises

 

Red Roses with Irises