Exhibitions

Exhibitions

May 2018 – J Mane Gallery – Online

June 2018 – Durango Arts Center (Colorado)

June – August 2018 – Monmouth Museum (New Jersey)

July 2018 – Site Brooklyn Gallery (New York)

December 26, 2018 – Current – Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center (Blue Bell, PA)

January 18 – March 14, 2019 – Art in the Storefront (Ambler, PA)

 

Publications

In October 2018, Creative Quarterly published the first of the Pool Series – Pool 1001 and then Claus’ inspiration image for that month’s cover. https://www.cqjournal.com/winners/52

 

Reviews

11/25/18 Instagram Review by Margarett Loke, former photography critic for The New York Times

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lokephotopick  No. 8-A Pool, July 9, 2018. Photograph by Liz Claus using a Fuji XP waterproof point and shoot. (©Liz Claus @lizclauspix ) Comments: A conceptual artist who works with cameras, Liz Claus goes about her work like a photo stylist. Instead of looking for art in the factual, as she'd been doing for some years as a photojournalist or photo editor for various publications, in her personal work she looks for art in the illusory. Her muse since late last year: the backyard pool in its covered or uncovered state. Her "canvas": Instagram's square format, which gives her images the desired frame. She prefers the covered pool and its myriad facets: rainwater on the cover, reflections on it, fallen fall leaves forming abstract patterns. The pool uncovered, though, holds wonders that a prop or two can sometimes uncover. This past summer, Claus bought a Fuji XP waterproof point and shoot and a few pool floats, including ones that lit up.  On a bright sunny day, a pool float nearby, she held the camera with half the lens above water and half under. With the picture cropped, squared off and straightened, the finished image is of a slyly enigmatic otherworldly sphere hovering over a broad expanse of shimmering blue water. #lensculture #throughthelens #photographyislife #photographysouls  #conceptualart #contemporaryart #abstractart #fineart #conceptart #conceptual #abstract #digitalart #visualart #surreal #artistsoninstagram #instaart #backyardpool #pool #fujixp #fujicamera

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#lokephotopick  No. 8-B Pool, June 16, 2018. Photograph by Liz Claus using a Canon EOS 5D. (©Liz Claus  @lizclauspix ) Comments: In a sleight of hand here, Claus transforms a plastic pool cover that's been pulled aside, to be removed for the summer. The cover's underside is white; its blue topside stained by winter's detritus, the final image giving the intriguing illusion of craggy blue mountain and icy mounds beside gently rippling green waters. #lensculture  #throughthelens #photographyislife  #photographysouls #conceptualart #contemporaryart #abstractart #fineart #conceptart #conceptual #abstract #digitalart #visualart #surreal #artistsoninstagram #instaart #backyardpool #pool  #canoneos #canon  #canonphotography

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#lokephotopick  No. 8-C Pool, July 18, 2018. Photograph by Liz Claus using a Fuji XP waterproof point and shoot. (©Liz Claus @lizclauspix ) Comments: As day was turning into night, Claus turned on the underwater pool lights, noted a lit-up pool float's reflection in the water and took a picture. She tightly cropped it and turned it upside down — producing this subtly fiery, impressionistic "watercolor." Claus's work has been in several exhibitions this year, a solo show to be held at Art in the Storefront in Ambler, Pennsylvania, mid-January to mid-March 2019. #lensculture  #throughthelens #photographyislife  #photographysouls #conceptualart #contemporaryart #abstractart #fineart #conceptart #conceptual #abstract #digitalart #visualart #surreal #artistsoninstagram #instaart #backyardpool #pool  #fujixp #fujicamera

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