Kate Geary, a Ashland photographer, opens her new show Where Sea Meets Sand at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center on August 3rd during the 1st Friday Art Walk. Her show explores the seaside beaches of Bandon and the Oregon Dunes near Reedsport, OR.
The sea creates an ever-changing, often dramatic interface with the land. It shapes wide sandy beaches, rough rock-cobbled shores strewn with shells and other gifts from the sea, or flat vistas strewn with towering rock formations. The remote beaches of southern Oregon seems to go on forever and gives one a sense of utter solitude. But upon closer inspection, a multitude of sea-dependent creatures cling to the rocks in multi-colored tenaments exposed by low tide. Wind is the sea’s partner is shaping the coastal landscape. Where the sea has created fine particles of sand, the wind spins it into myriad, ever-changing shapes and designs. At the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area one could easily imagine being in an exotic desert in far distant lands. But glancing down, there are exquisite abstract designs at your feet. Kate’s new show explores the intersection between sea and land on the dramatic Oregon coast.