Castor Gallery is pleased to present Cirrus, an exhibition of photographs by London-based artist, Micaela McLucas. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring six original works in the lower level of the space. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception on Thursday, June 18th from 7-9 pm.
McLucas’ photographs document her offbeat perspective of daily life by attempting to blur the lines between reality, and fiction. Set in a parallel world of fantasy and altered existence, her explorations of daily life become a realm of foreign familiarity and surreal monotony. McLucas uses her photographs as not only a reflection of her own dream-inspired environments, but also as a manipulation of her daily routines and life.
The premise behind this most recent body of works lie behind Cirrus clouds. The presence of Cirrus clouds in the sky indicate that there are disturbances in the atmosphere, most likely foreshadowing an approaching storm. They are composed of ice crystals, often reflecting light, and creating optical marvels such as halos in the sky – these clouds provide the foundations of Micaela McLucas’s latest body of work. Cirrus is an exploration and culmination of eerie subject matter placed in a setting between reality and fiction. Like the Cirrus clouds predicting a storm, McLucas’ works elude to a discernible story, while never consenting to tell one.