Ever feel a little nervous in a crowd? Do you like to avoid malls on weekends, loud festivals, rowdy people? If so, Frances Berry‘s somewhat kaleidoscopic collages are unlikely to put you at ease. An extrovert’s dream come true, Berry’s images show beach lovers and pool partiers, toasting in the sun and splashing in the water. Repeating motifsthe striping pattern from an umbrella, faded and partial body parts, impossible reflectionsgive the images a sense of odd surrealism. But when the water looks this inviting, it tempts you to give up on those old fashioned notions of reality… and just jump in!
Words by L. Kimberly Leung
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