"Beyond Water" by Pauline Chernichaw

“Beyond Water” by Pauline Chernichaw
June 20 – July 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6-8pm

“Beyond Water” at Ceres Gallery presents an entrancing selection of new photographic water images by Pauline Chernichaw. On view through July 15, 2017 “Beyond Water” marks the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.

The photographs on view throughout this exhibition explore the core of water’s life-force, illuminating a deep perception of what is ‘beyond’ the visibly recognizable. Chernichaw’s observant eye gazes at the surface of the ocean, ponds, creeks and rivers as part of visually immersing herself into fields of color, line and organic shapes. The “Water Series” mirrors an endlessly moving and infinitely shifting waterscape. Chernichaw’s minimal and pictorial abstractions elucidate a sense of visual stimulation, emotional pleasure and spiritual meditation.

Particularly notable is Chernichaw’s detailed photograph “Water Series” #4” that reflects a flowing play with line, color and ethereal shapes of blue, red and yellow. In the artist’s works titled “Water Series #12″ and “Water Series #19,” the unstructured vertical and horizontal patterns delicately dissolve into an otherworldly picture plane.

Pauline Chernichaw is trained in both photography and painting. She studied painting at the University of Miami and Brooklyn College, and photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography. The artist’s photographs have appeared most recently in exhibitions at the Lazy Susan Gallery located in the Lower East Side, New York City; Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts; “Women Under Siege” at Ceres Gallery in New York City; Galleria Ca’D’Oro in Chelsea, New York City and the Art Project located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Chernichaw’s street photographs were included in the exhibitions “Wage On, Women, Art and Money”, that appeared at the Women’s Caucus for Art and “A Womanhouse or a Roaming House” at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York City. She curated the well-received photography exhibition “Out and Out” at Ceres Gallery and is co-curating a group exhibition for 2018 titled “Displacement: Women’s Journeys.”

Chernichaw’s art can be viewed online in the videos “Breaking Surface” by Galleria Ca’D’Oro” and “The Moment”. She is an award-winning member of The National Association of Women Artists and has also received reviews from Whitehot Magazine, The National Museum of Women Artists, Artforum, Photography Now, Museemagazine.com, Artslant Worldwide, NYphotoreview.com, The NY Art Scene, The Village Voice, The Record, The New York Times and The Star Ledger. Pauline Chernichaw’s works are included in private and permanent collections. Born in Ulm, Germany, Ms. Chernichaw currently resides in the New York Metropolitan area.

Start Date

June 20, 2017

End Date

July 15, 2017


12:00 PM - 06:00 PM


547 West 27th Street, Suite 201

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