Stamford, CT - “I’ve never met a fish face I didn’t like”. So says scuba diver and underwater photographer, Pierrette Wagner, as she invites us to plunge into undersea magic. Her collection of sweeping reef scenes and intimate sea life portraits are “bests” and “favorites”, captured over 25 years of exploring the boundless spectacle that is our watery world. Rendered in frameless metal prints, each image beams with intense color and immediacy that makes the viewer feel like they are in the scene rather than looking at it. The result is a series of evocative “moments” in nature. “Underwater photography is, for me, less artistry than bearing witness to Nature’s miracles. With each dive, I marvel anew at the colors and textures of the sea, both the tiniest details and the panoramic splendor.”
"Sea Me! 2013", a solo exhibition by Pierrette Wagner at the new space of the Loft Artists Association on 575 Pacific Street in Stamford will show from November 8 through December 8. Opening reception will be held on Friday, November 8, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Pierrette Wagner grew up in Greenwich, CT on the shores of Long Island Sound and became interested in diving during her college years. She became a resort diving instructor in the Cayman Islands after graduation and what was meant to be a six-month postponement of the “real world” turned into a four-year career as a professional diver. She is no longer a dive professional and has never been a professional photographer, but enjoys diving and travel whenever she can and credits the thrill and surprises of photography for keeping her interest in diving. She is an officer and long-time member of the Loft Artists Association.
The Loft Artists are excited to celebrate the debut of their new Gallery space at 575 Pacific Street!
Sea Me! 2013 will be the Gallery’s first solo member show.
The Loft Artists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building connections within Fairfield County’s visual arts community and exposing the general public to culture and artistic works. LAA events attract thousands of visitors throughout the tri-state area and the organization has been recognized by funding agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, corporate and private sponsors, the City of Stamford and visitors who return year after year.
Admission and parking are free. Handicapped access available.
For directions and more information visit www.loftartists.com or call 203-323-4153
Sponsored in part by The City Arts Partnership Program Grant, Michael A. Pavia, Mayor, Harbor Point, Kim Harris, The Louis Kuriansky Fund, Alex & Ricki Miller, Purdue Pharma, WSTC 1400 & WNLK 1350 and Wagner Instruments.