Transcendence: Photographing with Mirrors Workshop

Transcendence exhibiting artist Julia Forrest will guide you through an exciting workshop where you will learn about the process of using mirrors to create illusions in your photography and how to explore your own way of working with this technique.

WHEN: November 13 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Building G
General admission: $10 (includes gallery admission)
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $8


Forrest writes, “Mirrors have always been at the core of my practice. I have used a single mirror multiple times to create illusions within the landscape. Participants will try their hand on using reflection to warp and transform their soundings.”

This workshop will begin in the gallery and then move outdoors, so please dress in layers.

Julia Forrest is a Brooklyn based artist. She works strictly in film and prints in a darkroom she built within her apartment. Her own art has always been her top priority in life and in this digital world, she will continue to work with old processing. Anything can simply be done in photoshop, she prefers to take the camera, a tool of showing reality, and experiment with what she can do in front of the lens. Julia is currently working as a teaching artist at the Brooklyn Museum, Abrons Art Center, and USDAN Center. As an instructor, she thinks it is important to understand that a person can constantly stretch and push the boundaries of their ideas with whatever medium of art s/he chooses. Her goal is for her audience to not only enjoy learning about photography, but to see the world in an entirely new way and continue to develop a future interest in the arts.

Julia Forrest: Transcendence is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.