Bethany de Forest – Stereorama
26 januari 2019 - 16 februari 2019
In Stereorama, the third solo show at KochxBos Gallery, Bethany de Forest focuses on her experiments with stereophotography and optical illusion techniques such as lenticular and Pepper’s Ghost. She has definitely sought the limits of these techniques to give her work a visual and virtual boost, the art is literally moving.
With this, Forest is taking a new route to portray its detailed scale models. Art and science touch each other in Stereorama, with a magical result.
Bethany de Forest creates her own worlds. Literally. She builds these mystical places in mirror boxes (diorama’s), with existing ‘found’ materials. Inspired by a city or a landscape she designs a carefully composed fragment of a dream world, between fairy tale and reality.
To make the viewer part of her dioramas, the Forest chose pinhole photography for a long time, but since 2017 she has been experimenting with stereophotography and 3D lenticular technique. She has definitely sought the limits of these techniques to give her work a visual and virtual boost, her art is literally moving.
Opening: Saturday 26 January 17.00 – 20.00, Bethany de Forest will be present