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“Swim” The Water in Between #8750 by Francine Fleischer
Art & Objects
40″ x 27.5″
Signed Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Fiber Paper
Edition of 10
Unframed $1800 Framed $2300
Size unframed : 30" x 20" Framed 35" x 25”
Additional sizes available: 19" x 13.5" $1200
40" x 27.5" $2600
reGeneration is pleased to present “Swim: The Water in Between,” by Francine Fleischer. This photo series was taken in a magical swimming hole that had been used by an ancient civilization for human sacrifice. Today it is used by swimmers for recreational swim. The contradiction of purposes is a curious one. Francine has been returning to this spot to photograph and explore this irony and the ever-changing scenarios in this consistent pool.
The dark waters are deep below the earth’s surface and lit from above by a hole in the ground revealing sky and sunlight. When she looks down on the swimmers in these inky waters, it is like looking down the rabbit hole into another world. Sometimes it is an allegorical scene illustrating her subterranean dreams, other times she is a voyeur, capturing the counter play of light and dark, levity and gravity, reality and reverie, tribulations and joy, heaven and hell and of course sinking and swimming.
Each time Francine returns here, she is drawn in by these contradictions, the human conversations, the painterly light and the random choreography below. She is also aware of the allusion to recent images of people in water seeking refuge.