Photography, Printmaking

Rausenberg, Esther

About the artist
Esther's photography evokes the passage of time through the process of double exposure to explore the nuances of time as it passes from past to present to future. Her work is primarily with landscapes, rural or urban and attempt to illustrate abstract, evocative scenery as a motif to epitomize the idea of imagined space. She continues to be intrigued by film and her recent work explores the visual eloquence of the details and abstraction of Vancouver's waterfront and Chinatown. Many of her themes delve into the layered, and shared histories of her native west-coast environment, and pose questions of place, presence and transience. Esther has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally in Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, and Croatia and has been the recipient of BC Arts Council and Canada Council grants. In 2015, she helped save artists Al Neil and Carole Itter’s “Blue Cabin” from demolition. Esther has twice been appointed to the City of Vancouvers' Arts and Culture Policy Council and is past Co-vice Chair. In 2016, she was appointed a Trustee on the Vancouver Art Gallery Board and in 2018 was appointed to the Board of Governors at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.” ... Walker Evans

Map Code: C12
884 E Georgia St
Vancouver , BC