Marina Font Book "Anatomy Is Destiny" is on Pre-Sale Now.

Nov 9, 2017

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PRE-SALE DEADLINE FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Anatomy is Destiny is the first monograph of Miami-based artist Marina Font. Her photo-based work explores ideas about identity, gender, territory, language, memory and the forces of the unconscious. The book’s title, stemming from Freud, also speaks to the ever-evolving understanding of gender and self-realization in the 21st century.

The unique pieces reproduced in Anatomy is Destiny stem from a single source photograph made by Font of a nude female figure. Reminiscent of Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, but with arms down and palms forward, the black and white photograph is both consistent and variant as Font renders each piece through application of embroidery, paint, yarn, and other materials. Through the rituals of these traditionally feminine practices, she, in her own words, “opens a dialogue between biology and psychology, our social and private persona” in the “evolving mutability” of womanhood.

The publication is being produced in collaboration with Dina Mitrani Gallery.

Born in Argentina in 1970, Font studied design at the Martin Malharro School of Visual Arts in Mar del Plata, Argentina and photography at the Speos Ecole de la Photographie in Paris. She completed her MFA in Photography from Barry University, Miami.

She has exhibited extensively in galleries, cultural institutions and museums nationally and internationally, with recent solo shows at The Boca Raton Museum of Art (with RPM Project), The Consulate General of Argentina in New York; and The Deering Estate at Cutler, Miami. Font is also part of two multidisciplinary collaborations: RPM Project (with Rhonda Mitrani and Patricia Schnall Gutierrez) and 9TOPICS (with Amalia Caputo).

Font was recently selected as one of the Top 50 portfolios through Photolucida’s Critical Mass, and is featured in a group show at the Griffin Museum. She also has a solo exhibition at Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, TX.

2017 Clarence John Laughlin Award Finalists Announced!

Nov 2, 2017

We are very proud to announce three of our gallery artists, Marina Font, Jennifer Schlesinger, Maggie Taylor have been named finalists in the 2017 Clarence John Laughlin Awards. Our fingers are crossed in the hopes one will claim this years title!

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

The 2017 Clarence John Laughlin Award was juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The Griffin Museum is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact. The museum houses three galleries and maintains five satellite gallery spaces and several virtual online galleries.

The finalist include:

MARINA FONT
Miami Beach, Florida

SUSAN GRANT
Dallas, Texas

CIG HARVEY
Rockport, Maine

LETITIA HUCKABY
Benbrook, Texas

JENNIFER SCHLESINGER
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TARA SELLIOS 
South Boston, Massachusette

ELIZABETH STONE
Greenough, Montana

JERRY TAKIGAWA
Monterey, California

MAGGIE TAYLOR
Gainesville, Florida

ANNA TOMCZAK
Lake Helen, Florida

Maggie Taylor will Release New Book in March!

Oct 26, 2017

Maggie Taylor has fully completed her “Through the Looking-Glass” series and the book is now going to press! The book is expected to come out in March and was designed by the same designer who worked on all her other books. A limited edition book (100 copies) will come with a special edition 8 x 8 inch print of the cover image and will start at $800.
 
Here are 6 of the latest images from the book that are now available for purchase in her regular print sizes. 
 
8 x 8 inches (Except for "Through the Looking Glass") - $1,500

15 x 15 inches, edition of 15: $2,800

22 x 22 inches, edition of 10: $4,500

36 x 36 inches, edition of 9: $8,000

 
For purchases or for more information, email gallery@catherinecouturier.com
 
Maggie Taylor, Through The Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass
 
Maggie Taylor, And what Alice found there
And What Alice Found There
 
Maggie Taylor, Soup
Soup
 
Maggie Taylor, Strange Things
Strange Things
 
Maggie Taylor, Without My Knowing It
Without My Knowing It
 
Maggie Taylor, The Feast
The Feast