"Imagine art under water, a whole gallery submerged under, and you are walking through it all," says GoodCross, curator of The White Canvas Gallery, now showing Submerged, an exhibition of photography by ElizabethNantes. Playfully bringing a new meaning to the term immersive, the entire show is presented in a swirling tank of sea water, with bubbles, jellyfish, a platypus and various fish circulating about the space. (To enter from the landing point, step in front of the image shown above.)
Consistent with the aquatic theme, the images depict bodies under water — hair swirling, torsos twisting, limbs reaching, all brilliantly lit and exquisitely posed in a greenish-blue light. (Elizabeth suggests using the Coastal Afternoon windlight setting, which is not the default at the site, with advanced lighting model turned on.) In the photos, we observe, in our upward view, the point at which the sea ends and the air begins, and it's on that very line that the images in the exhibition physically thrust above the water, adding cohesiveness to the very distinctive exhibition design (the image depicted at top being the only one above water, in both respects). Many of the images are for sale, and contributions in support of The White Canvas Gallery are accepted at the landing point.