Patty Carroll AnOther Featured Interview

Feb 12, 2019

In anticipation for Patty Carroll's Houston debut opening at the gallery on Saturday, January 18th, 2019 from 6-8pm, Art and Culture writer at AnOther, Miss Rosen, has written about Patty Carroll and the inspiration and influences behind her lastest series, Domestic Demise.

 

Patty Carroll, Mad Mauve, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Patty Carroll, Mad Mauve

In the article "The Deranged Domestic Scenes of Patty Carroll" Miss Rosen shares a bit about what she learned about Patty during their interview.

"The glamour and humour of Carroll’s work provides a counterbalance to deeper issues she has been wrestling with since living in London with her husband. “I had spent a lifetime trying to develop a career using my own name, but I was always referred to as ‘Mrs Jones,’” Carroll reveals.

In response, the ‘anonymous woman’ was born. Carroll began photographing busts of mannequins with domestic objects like a head of lettuce or a frying pan placed in front of their faces so that their identity was reduced to a servile activity. Then, after her niece joined the US Marines and went to Iraq on the first sortie following 9/11, Carroll began to think about all the women whose homes were being destroyed and the project took on a new dimension.

“At the time I was trying to create a mythical perfect home,” Carroll recalls, describing her experiences renovating her former Indiana ranch house to its perfect 1950s charm. The irony was not lost on Carroll, and began to find its way into her art, transforming stresses and fears of everyone who has ever run a house." -Miss Rosen

To read the full article. click here!

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Carter Artist Talk & Book Signing Feb. 9th, 2019

Feb 6, 2019

 
In partnership with FotoFest, Catherine Couturier Gallery
will host an artist talk and book signing on Saturday, February 9th from 6-8pm
 
Location: FotoFest at Silver Street Studios 
2000 Edwards Street, Building C, Houston, TX 77007    
 
Celebrating a lifetime of exploring humanity’s landscape through an artistic lens, the legendary photographer Keith Carter collects 250 of his most compelling images, ranging from the deeply personal to the universal, accompanied by essays from bestselling novelist and poet Rosellen Brown and acclaimed critic A. D. Coleman.
 
Books are now available for pre-order for $65. Please contact to reserve your copy.

New Gallery Artist: Wendi Schneider

Feb 6, 2019

Catherine Couturier Gallery is proud to announce the representation of fine art photographer, Wendi Schneider. We are very excited to showcase her work in the gallery for the very first time.

Wendi Schneider, Morning Mist, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Morning Mist, Lake James, NC, 2017

ARTIST BIO:

Wendi Schneider is a Denver-based visual artist whose lush images illuminate a deep reverence for organic forms in the natural world. Born in Memphis, she holds an AA in Art History from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a BA in Painting from Newcomb/Tulane in New Orleans. She turned to photography in the early ‘80s to capture moments of models to reference for paintings. Missing the sensuality of oils, she began layering glazes on her photographs to create a more personal interpretation. After she photographed, designed and produced the award-winning re-creation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for The Times-Picayune, she moved to New York, where she photographed nearly 100 book covers and was a major contributor to the original Victoria Magazine. She moved to Denver in 1994, and after several decades of photography, design and art direction for clients, she returned to fine art photography.

Schneider's photographs have been shown in solo exhibits at A Gallery For Fine Photography, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Galeria Photo/Graphic, and the A Smith Gallery, and in group exhibits in more than 70 venues including Panopticon Gallery, The Center For Photographic Art, The Center For Fine Art Photography and the Berlin and Barcelona Foto Biennales. Her work has been featured in Blur, Diffusion, Lenscratch, B&W Magazine, Silvershotz, Adore Chroma, Edge of Humanity, Photographize, Dodho, Uncoated, and as a Rule Breaker on Don't Take Pictures. She has been honored by the International Photography Awards, the International Color Awards, the Spider Awards, the Gala Awards and the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, among others, and sits on the executive board of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

 

Wendi Schneider, Cypress, Catherine Couturier Gallery

 Cypress, Carmel , CA, 2017

ARTIST STATEMENT

In States of Grace, I illuminate beauty amidst the chaos. I’m calmed by the simplicity of a graceful line and the stillness of the suspended moment and compelled to share an impression of the serenity I find there. I capture the ephemeral movement of light on organic forms, to preserve that mystical moment that stills time for me. Photographing intuitively - what I feel, as much as what I see - and informed by a background in painting and art history, I portray a personal interpretation by layering the images digitally with color and texture, to find balance between the real and the imagined.

The images are printed digitally with archival pigment ink on vellum. White gold, silver or 24k gold leaf is then applied behind the image, creating a silken luminosity on the print's surface. Throughout history, civilizations have prized the use of precious metals for their beauty and sanctity. The leafing process suffuses the intrinsic value of the treasured subjects with the implied spirituality of the gold. The perception of luminosity varies as the viewer’s position and ambient light change. Within the limited edition, the prints may differ in color or texture, and, as the effect of gilding inherently varies, each of the limited edition prints is unique.

 

Wendi Schneider, Around the Corner, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Around the Corner, Denver, CO, 2016

 

For more selections and information, please visit her artist page here.