Jan Kather

In recent years my interest in the digital arts has grown to the point where I find myself more often working with lenticular, video, sound and installation art than with more traditional methods of art production. Collaborating with local artists continues to be a stimulating modus operandi for me, as well finding new art partnerships on the World Wide Web.

With a nod to 18th Century mystical artist and writer William Blake, I would describe my art making as an exploration and mapping of the shifting planes of time, space, and point of view. Blake suggests as much when he lucidly advises us in Auguries of Innocence:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

 

Contact

1 Park Place
Elmira College
Elmira, NY 14901

607-735-1934

www.jankatherphotography.com


 The imagery in the  Watermark installation [July 4 - 29, 2018]  derives from an ongoing study of Elmira’s Lackawanna Bike Trail, my inexhaustible neighborhood source for artistic inspiration. A year of my life unfolded in 2016-17 as a rode my bicycle on this trail, capturing the seasonal change in a series of Instagram photo grids, video and silver prints. Permutations of a watercolor sketch of an open field along the path have added to this collection. Viewing life in this way evokes the words from Dylan Thomas's 1954  Under Milk Wood , a play for voices:  "Time passes. Listen. Time passes." 

The imagery in the Watermark installation [July 4 - 29, 2018] derives from an ongoing study of Elmira’s Lackawanna Bike Trail, my inexhaustible neighborhood source for artistic inspiration. A year of my life unfolded in 2016-17 as a rode my bicycle on this trail, capturing the seasonal change in a series of Instagram photo grids, video and silver prints. Permutations of a watercolor sketch of an open field along the path have added to this collection. Viewing life in this way evokes the words from Dylan Thomas's 1954 Under Milk Wood, a play for voices: "Time passes. Listen. Time passes." 

 

Abercromby Rose Galaxy

Central Park Galaxy

Mirror Lake Galaxy 

Red Lanterns

Ausable Eddy Galaxy

High Falls Galaxy 

Monochrome Peonies

Red Lilies

Havanna Glen 

Hot Pink Peonies

Peony Blues

Red Roses with Irises