I apologize in advance for the number of posts coming your way featuring artists whose work I discovered at the LA Art Show. I can’t help it. There was so much amazingness there and some of the work I just can’t get out of my head! I kept going back both physically and in my mind to the photographs of LA artist Gay Ribisi.
No doubt, we’ve all seen underwater fine art photography. But Ribisi’s method of blacking out the background and her storyteller’s style of setting each scene creates images that burn into our memories.
Her floating women, stark against their black backdrop are isolated in their moment and movement. We know there is a tale to be told with each one, perhaps epic or ordinary. It’s as if we’ve walked into a darkened theater in the midst of the 3rd act, who is this on stage? What is her story?
To see more of Gay Ribisi’s work, please visit her website.
All images are via the artist’s website.