The Wolters / Simon duo present the first exhibition of the 2011-2012 season at The Tate Gallery, located in Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring just inside the Beltway.
Silver Spring photographers Coriolana Simon and Douglas Wolters share a passion for extreme close-up photography, primarily of nature subjects. Their images capture easily identifiable everyday subjects – a rose, a dried leaf, the bark of a tree – and often transform them into abstracted landscapes or ambiguous objects of indeterminate scale. Though Simon and Wolters each have a distinctive photographic approach, they contribute to each other’s images, share subjects, and on occasion even share equipment.
“Macro Metamorphoses” explores their shared vision for the plant world in different seasons and at different stages of life. Their aim in this exhibition is to provoke curiosity and wonder, to cause the viewer to ask, “What exactly am I looking at?”