Memory, Seized Moments & Shadowlands—Carolyn Quartermaine at The Library


Following an immersive art installation spanning nine rooms in the Musée Fragonard de la Peinture in Grasse, Carolyn Quartermaine exhibits her collection of ethereal artworks at The Library.


“The images are mostly printed on trace and are about memory, seized moments, shadowlands…”

Elusive images capturing seized moments and poetic shadowlands are printed on trace—embodying the feel of nineteenth century glass plate photography inspired by the qualities found in the works of Sarah Moon, Deborah Turbeville, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Centred around photographs captured on voyages along the Côte d’Azur and Venice, Quartermaine’s manipulated photographs draw on the indefinable nature of memory.

Spanning installation, art direction and photography Carolyn’s work has been featured globally on leading magazines since 1987. Her previous work at distinguished brands such as the Glade at Sketch, Baccarat, and Louis Vuitton to name a few is testament to the diversity of her practice. Nestled amongst The Library’s collection of carefully curated pieces from avant-garde creators, Carolyn’s work adds an intangible quality to the space.


Carolyn Quartermaine’s work is now showing in-store at The Library.