Janine Norton’s photographs—on view at the Grubbs Gallery April 3 to April 30—give ordinary landscapes an otherworldly quality. To compile images for the show, called 2019 Infrared Study Continued Mexico, she brought her Infrared lens filter to Mexico to capture simple scenes: the jumbled growth of a prickly pear cactus, an empty pool surrounded by palms. However the photos are anything but simple. The familiar shapes are rendered in colors that are jarring in their beauty.
“In these photographs,” Norton says, “the familiar tones of nature are transformed, creating an anomalous landscape that is simultaneously coherent and incongruous.”
Join Norton for a reception April 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.