dm contemporary is pleased to present, Stirring the Waters, an exhibition of new photographs by Linda Cummings. The exhibition features large scale photographs, created by Cummings on the Farm River, a tidal river, in Branford, Connecticut, over a period of twelve months – from August 2009 till August 2010.
Linda Cummings’ Stirring the Waters series marks a departure from her previous fast-paced, urban-centric photographic scrolls, and a return to nature. Her process takes her down the river in a kayak – in good or inclement weather – using a paddle to navigate, but also to literally, stir, splash or stroke, and sometimes draw on the surface of the water. “The gestures I make with my paddle and body both gather and disperse the shapes and colors reflected by sunlight. Everything is in motion until the camera extracts a moment, an image.”