Maggie Taylor Book Signing
We are excited to present Maggie Taylor's new exhibition on Saturday, February 27 from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Maggie Taylor: Stranger Things Have Happened
Taylor will be in attendance and we are hosting a book signing of her three books including limited edition copies that include a print. Because of the huge popularity Maggie Taylor enjoys, we are suggesting our collectors reserve copies of the books they wish to purchase in advance to ensure they receive the titles they wish to own.
We will be offering:
No Ordinary Days
120 colored illustrations, 13 x 11
Published by University of Florida Press: $95
No Ordinary Days surveys Maggie Taylor’s work from 1998 until 2012. Taylor, trained as a photographer, largely abandoned the camera for another light-sensitive device, the flatbed scanner. She begins her process with a found object-often a nineteenth-century photograph-and using image manipulation software like Adobe Photoshop® she transforms the original image, layering and manipulating her palette of collected visual information in a meticulous process than pushes the limits of her medium. The result is a surrealistic, often painterly, montage distinguished by vibrant color and a rich symbolism.
Taylor’s striking combinations of history and imagination invite the viewer to engage in a process of both discovery and recollection. The genre is often described as altered or fabricated photography. Although Taylor’s work is autobiographical-informed by childhood memories, anxieties, and television consumption-it defies easy interpretation.
The limited edition of No Ordinary Days ($750) come with an 8 x 8 inch print of:
edition of 50
edition of 50
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
152 pp., 40 four-color illustrations, 11 x 11 inches
Inspired by the 1865 edition illustrated by Sir John Tenniel and the 1907 edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Maggie Taylor fuses European iconography, Victorian portraiture, and early photography with Surrealism, digital technology, and contemporary American art to create a unique artist’s book that is a work of art in itself. The cloth-bound book and matted photograph will be placed in a matching clamshell box.
The limited edition copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ($750) come with an 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch print of:
"These Strange Adventures"
Solutions Beginning with A:
96 pp., 33 four-color illustrations, 11 x 11 inches
'...It is fascinating...how two independently composed works can synchronistically come together to create a whole new unique piece. Such is the case with Solutions Beginning with A. Most of Maggie Taylor's striking montages and Lola Haskins' ethereal stories were created separately and have found each other here in this book; perhaps, as some kind of preordained 'solution.''...—excerpt from Shawn Colvin's introduction to the book.
Please call or email the gallery to purchase your copies and be sure to attend the opening on Saturday, February 27 from 5-7 p.m. to meet this artist in person and experience her stunning work.