Special AIPAD Exhibition Featuring Renate Aller, Booth #1012

Mar 27, 2019




 The gallery is pleased to announce we will be hosting a special exhibition for gallery artist, Renate Aller in booth #1012 (For a map click here). A curated selection from her series Mountain Interval, and Oceanscapes will be on view. There will also be a book signing event at ArtbookDAP booth # on Saturday, April 6th at 4 pm. Copies of her lastest book, Mountain Interval, will be available for purchase.

About the exhibition:

“Parallel realities from different locations open up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live”

“Mountain Interval”, the latest project from New York–based German photographer Renate Aller, depicts mountain ranges from six continents including European glaciers and mountain peaks of her childhood vacations. It is accompanied by a Monograph published by Radius Books. Aller's work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, curated by Museum director Terrie Sultan who wrote the essay for the book.

As in her previous projects, Oceanscapes, 1999 - Present  and Ocean | Desert, Renate Aller’s dynamic compositions are rich with implied narratives. The photographs are a continued exploration of the interrelationship between romanticism, memory, and place.  In Mountain Interval  Aller has captured the most celebrated and challenging mountain ranges across six continents, photographing while standing at elevations as high as 22,500 feet.

Aller isolates the mountain from its expected surroundings, presents them next to oceanscapes, reading as one landscape. She presents the familiar and the known in an intimate way, relating to parallel realities from different locations, opening up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live.

In the artist's own words: “This interval, the space in between, is about the moments during which apparently nothing happens, but without which no change could happen. This state of stillness and transition is a space between memory and expectation" - Renate Aller -  www.renatealler.com

For more information about other project spaces exhibiting at this year's fair, click here.


Renate Aller, Plate 59 | #1 | USA, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Nov. 2015 | Swiss Alps, March, 2016, Catherine Couturier Gallery
PLATE 59   #1 | USA, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Nov 2015 |  Swiss  Alps, March 2016
58" × 89" inches unframed | 62” x 91” framed size
Archival pigment print
Edition of 3
$22,000 unframed / $24,000 framed



Renate Aller, PLATE 61 | Nepal, Himalayas, Langtang Region, Dec 2016, Catherine Couturier Gallery

PLATE 61 | Nepal, Himalayas, Langtang Region, Dec. 2016 
28 x 40 inches (image size) |  34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10
$4,000 unframed / $5,000 framed


Renate Aller, Plate 44, Mountain Interval

PLATE 44 | Alaska, Matanuska Range, August 2017
28 x 40 inches (image size) | 34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Edition of 10
Archival pigment print
$4,000 unframed / $5,000 framed


Atlantic Ocean, January 2007
28 x 40 inches (image size) | 34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Edition of 10
Archival pigment print
$3,500 unframed / $4,500 framed


Renate Aller, Untitled, Oct. 11, 08, 1645, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Atlantic Ocean, October 2008
28 x 40 inches (image size) | 34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Edition of 10
Archival pigment print
$3,500 unframed / $4,500 framed

Renate Aller Solo Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum

Mar 27, 2019

Catherine Couturier Gallery is proud to announce that gallery artist, Renate Aller, recently opened a solo exhibiton at the Parrish Art Museum in New York. The exhibition, "Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation,” is an immersive installation of large scale, mystical images from the artist’s series “Ocean | Desert” and “Mountain Interval".

The exhibiton opened March 24th and will be on view through July 18th. For those of you visiting or living in New York, you won't want to miss this opportunity to see Renate's larger than life photographs.

Renate Aller and Parrish Art Musuem Curator, Terrie Sultan


focused exhibition of works by the German-born photographer illuminating her exploration of the interrelationship of romanticism, memory, and place through dynamic compositions rich with implied narratives. The exhibition features 12 large-scale archival prints in a gallery installation specifically designed to present a compositionally unified environment. Presenting works drawn from ongoing series Ocean | Desert and Mountain Interval, the exhibition draws together disparate landscapes through the continuity of the horizon line. Dramatic images of the Atlantic Ocean, vast sand dunes in New Mexico and Colorado, and the majestic mountain ranges in Alaska, Switzerland, Italy, and Nepal come together to explore “the interval, the space in between … during which apparently nothing happens, but without which no change could happen,” Aller explains. “The Space Between Memory and Expectation is another way to describe this state of stillness and transition.”

A part of Parrish Perspectives—a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. In the immersive installation, seven photographs of dramatic ranges and peaks from Mountain Interval are aligned with five prints from Ocean | Desert—broad expanses of sea and sand. The viewer is surrounded by a panorama that smoothly transitions from mountains to ocean as the eye is guided from image to image along a compositionally coherent horizon line. 

Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation is made possible, in part, by the support of Belinda Buck Keilland, Krista and Michael Dumas, Janice Sarah Hope, Adam Miller Group, Marc Olivié and Marleen De Bode Olivié, and Michèle and Steven Pesner.

For more information, read the following featured articles by In Water Mill and The Independent.




Renate Aller, PLATE 29 #97s, Catherine Couturier GalleryRenate Aller’s photograph “Mountain Interval Plate 29  #97s

Call To Entry: A Smith Gallery Exhibition Juried by Catherine Couturier

Mar 22, 2019

Catherine Couturier Gallery is proud to announce that Catherine as been selected at the juror for an exhibition presented by A Smith Gallery. This is an open theme call for entry….  there is no theme.  Any image in any photo based medium of any subject is eligible. Catherine is asking for artists to submit thier strongest work to make the best exhibition possible.

Catherine Couturier, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas

Catherine Couturier is the owner and director of Catherine Couturier Gallery. Upon its inception, the gallery quickly evolved into the premier photography gallery in Houston, Texas and sits at the center of Gallery Row. The gallery is a member of AIPAD, and Catherine has served on the advisory council of Houston Center for Photography. Couturier also reviews portfolios for organizations and festivals such as Photo Nola, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Fotofest, is a juror for Critical Mass, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and LA Center for Photography, and give lectures to artists and collectors alike on a myriad of subjects related to the field of fine art photography. The Catherine Couturier Gallery is committed to excellence with a dedication to the medium in all its forms, with the goal to showcase the best fine art photography available.


Creativity is encouraged.


SUBMISSION | Guidelines:  Digital images should 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi. Each image should be labeled with consecutive numbers followed by your name, i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the application form.  Please do not watermark your images.  If you need help sizing your images, please follow this link https://convert.town/image-dpi

SUBMISSION | Online:  Fill out our online application to apply, send images, and make payment with Paypal. You will receive an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment. You can also fill and submit the online application, print out your confirmation email, and mail it with a check for your fees to the address below. 

SUBMISSION | Email:  Email image files and submission form to amanda@asmithgallery.com. The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment.

SUBMISSION | Mail:  CD’s and submission form should be mailed to:

A Smith Gallery
P O Box 175
103 N Nugent #175
Johnson City, TX 78636

The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment.

SUBMISSION | Entry Fee:  $38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image. Submissions of 11 or more images are eligible for a review of the submitted images by the gallery directors.  Submission fees are not refundable.

ELIGIBILITY |  Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur working in all photographic mediums and styles. International entries are welcomed. Work that has been previously exhibited at A Smith Gallery is not eligible.

PRINTING/MATTING/FRAMING | Information:  The gallery offers printing, matting and framing services. If sending framed work, please use mats and frames that compliment your work and are appropriate in a gallery setting. Colored mats are discouraged. All images should be ready to hang with wires. Gallery wraps are not acceptable. If you have any questions regarding appropriate presentation please contact amanda@asmithgallery.com.

AWARDS|  The awards are as follows:

Jurors Award – $325.00
Directors Award – $250.00
Three Juror Honorable Mentions – an exhibition catalogue
Director Honorable Mentions chosen at the discretion of the Gallery Directors – an exhbition catalogue
Visitors Award – $100.00

SALES |  The gallery will retain 40% of the sales price.

USE RIGHTS |  Photographers retain full rights to their own images. The gallery will use the photographer’s images for publicity purposes as well as in the Blurb exhibition catalogue.

FOR MORE INFORMATION |  amanda@asmithgallery.com