"Sea Me! 2013"
A solo exhibition by Pierrette Wagner
“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.”
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.
Friday, November 8 through Sunday, December 8
Opening reception Friday, November 8, 5:30 - 8 pm
Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4:30 PM
575 Pacific Street, Stamford; 203-323-4153