Critics’ Pick from Akimbo

Profile from Akimbo

I love Karen Asher’s photography. Her solo show of colour photographs last year was another Platform production. She’s a recent art school graduate whose photographs have the intimacy of her teacher Larry Glawson’s pics, the raw truthfulness of David McMilllan (another of her teachers), and the purist formality that I associate with both mentors. She makes square C-print pictures the old fashioned way, with chemicals and film, and then has us identify with her subjects in images that are full of sentiment and colour. There is much empathy and not a glimmer of ill will in this art.

– Cliff Eyland