Catherine Vanaria Featured in Faculty Exhibition at WCSU, Danbury, CT

"Stacy" © C.A. Vanaria

Catherine Vanaria will be exhibiting two black and white photographs from her series of portraits taken with her 8x10 film camera at the Western Connecticut State University Faculty Art Show. The exhibition takes place at Higgins Hall Gallery, 181 White St., Danbury, CT from November 17 to December 10. The reception will be on the 17th of November from 5-7 pm.

Cathy's use of the 8x10 camera is a counterbalance to the digital approach, which often tempts us to overshoot and underthink. The images themselves are formal and yet extremely intimate; little space stands between the camera's lens (therefore the viewer) and the subject. The narrow area of focus is usually around one eye, and the most arresting visual element is the subject's gaze. The two prints included in the faculty show are of former photography students.


Catherine Vanaria at the opening party