Kanoa Zimmerman: Free Dive

14 January - 11 March 2023
Opening reception: Saturday, January 14, 5-9 PM

Casemore Gallery and Small Works present a collaborative exhibition of works by Kanoa Zimmerman from his series Free Dive and Bodysurfers. On view in the main gallery are seven large-scale optical silver gelatin prints from Free Dive; the smaller gallery room presents seven additional images from Bodysurfers.


Kanoa Zimmerman’s work explores the underwater ocean environment, our interaction with it, and its illusionary effects on our perceptions. Zimmerman forgoes digital, opting to use black-and-white film that imbues his images of this ephemeral environment with enriched definition and tangibility. As he explains, “Where film lacks in detail or information, it also allows room to infer,” allowing the images to be released from the familiar frameworks of the surface.