John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Water Portraits: Barbara Tyroler

Barbara Tyroler

Takesha and Sefia 802, from the Greenbelt Aquatic Center Series

May 29 - August 25, 2017

Reception: June 15 from 5-7pm

Barbara Tyroler is an artist, photographer, educator, and community worker based in Chapel Hill, NC. This exhibition features select works from her water portrait photographyHer water portraits of individuals, groups, and couples are semi-abstractions produced from within or outside of various swimming pools. In some photos, her subjects’ bodies are recognizable, in others, only an impressionistic surface is visible. 

Tyroler’s portraits are lyrical studies of form and design as well as the story of people and places visually transformed by the reflective properties of water.  


Water Portraits: Barbara Tyroler

Water Sisters 32, from the Water Sister Series

This exhibition coincides with the Barbara Tyroler’s workshop, “Considering Abstraction with the Camera” offered through Cullowhee Mountain Arts. The workshop will take place at Western Carolina University on June 15, 2017, beginning at 9am and culminating with the exhibition reception at 5pm. For more information on the workshop, please click here. 

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