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By Lindsay Comstock
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Right: “Black Ice #1 and
Above: “White Sands #4, 2009,” by Paula McCartney.
Spotlight on Winter
Photographer Paula McCartney has long been interested in subjects of the natural
world—from her “Bird Watching” series to photographs of Bronx Zoo dioramas. Her
latest exhibit, “Paula McCartney: A Field Guide to Snow and Ice,” at Klompching
Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, focuses on another series of a similar sentiment:
Winter, covered through the lens of a typical “field guide” approach used to identify
wildlife. In this instance the observed natural element is water, and its cold phases are
shown as landscapes or abstracted for graphic representation. Says McCartney in her
project statement, “I see winter everywhere, in every environment, in every season and
categorize it by pattern, shape and line rather than merely by substance.” The exhibit
is on view through February 15.