"Rewinding Forward " is an exploration of an inner story revealed through an outer situation. There needs to be a certain dissonance with an edgy quality in the photographs that I enjoy making. My studio practice is a guide and a way of rewinding forward. I’m interested in the exploration of psychological states as a way of creating labyrinths between earth and heaven through my camera. The making and rearranging are intertwined in a tug of poetic surrender. If everything is aligned then there’s the possibility of connection. I dream with my eyes closed.
Cathy Cone is a photographer and painter. Her surrealist approach to photography began in the late 1970’s with the introduction of the "Diana" camera. This led to investigation of experimental techniques towards a multidisciplinary approach to her poetic image making. Cathy received her training at Ohio University, Vermont Studio Center. She received her MFA at the Maine Media College. Some of her exhibitions include Weisman Art Museum, University of Alabama, DeCordova Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Vermont Center for Photography. Her works are in the collection of IBM, Hallmark Fine Art Collections, American Express, and the Beekman a Thompson Hotel, New York. Cathy with her husband, master printer Jon Cone, founded Cone Editions Press in 1980 in Port Chester, NY as a collaborative printmaking workshop.
In the ebbs and flows of photographic trends, the pull of surrealism has never waned. Cathy Cone brings this tradition alive once more in her beguiling semi-abstractions.