Karin Bubaš’s exhibition presents a selection of new works from her Paper Forest series.
This series of three-dimensional photographic works began when Bubaš travelled around the Pacific Northwest, visiting the sights and experiencing the environment made famous by Emily Carr. In creating her own imagery of the forest, Bubaš felt challenged to capture the rich and encompassing atmosphere.
Rather than presenting her photographs as traditional two-dimensional prints, Bubaš began printing multiple images from her negatives to laser cut and reconstruct the scenes into three-dimensional tableaux, building up layers and layers of intricate details. The final result is a selection of three-dimensional photographs or paper “toles” housed in Plexiglas cases. The scenes are lush and mesmerizing, but also suggest a tone of isolation; Bubaš’s unique perceptiveness and skill for conveying narrative is readily apparent.