Navajo Sand by Heather Boose Weiss
Heather Boose Weiss, Navajo Sand (2010), Archival pigment print , 19.5 x 19.5 inches;30.5 x 30.5 inches

Landscapes of Transcendence: Part II - Scenes of Ethereality

Heather Boose Weiss, Carolyn Monastra, Leah Oates

February 1 – March 24, 2024 | Opening Reception: February 3, 2024

Since time immemorial artists have depicted their environs through a myriad of lenses: a realistic approach, recording as objectively as possible what is perceived; to an imaginative approach, using a real scene as a catalyst for the artist’s intuitive expression of place. 

In Landscapes of Transcendence, SEFA explores the latter, more subjective interpretations of place in a two-part exhibition at our Hudson Gallery, showcasing a variety of styles and techniques. 

Part II, entitled Scenes of Ethereality, features photographs that evoke surrealism and fantasy. Experienced together, these renderings depict lush flora and fauna; hyperreal and otherworldly urban narratives; and impossible architecture, defying laws of gravity and physics. The artists featured in this exhibition are Heather Boose Weiss, Carolyn Monastra and Leah Oates. 

Everything is visually recognizable, yet these creators elevate their aesthetics to fulfill their fantasies. The three artists have worked with SFEA for many years, and this exhibition is the introduction of the photographic medium to our Hudson space.

Scenes of Ethereality is on view at SEFA Hudson from February 1 to March 24, 2024. SEFA will host an opening reception on Saturday, February 3 from 4 to 6 PM.