Her, by Marjorie Salvaterra is on show at Ralph Pucci (London) since the 8th June 2023. Known for her ability to investigate the many, and often contradictory, roles that are demanded of women in a modern life, Californian photographer Salvaterra’s images reflect a humour in and exploration of the creatively uncertain spaces inhabited when we are “in between”. Her expresses not quite knowing what comes next; waiting for a sign, waiting for direction. The exploitation of negative space in combination with the monochromatic tones of the composition evoke the pause taken when deciding on a path, while the cinematic quality of the images highlight the surreal, unpredictable freedom of Salvaterra’s narratives.
Marjorie Salvaterra says: “The London exhibit takes pieces from my Her, Ice and Shine series and puts them together to tell the story of women and their daily journeys. From the roles we play to the ideals we are supposed to be. In black and white theatrical presentation, the photographs portray the fine line between sanity and insanity in trying to be all things to all people. It’s an honour to be showing Her alongside Andree Putman’s legendary work at RALPH PUCCI (london). They say the journey is the thing, but sometimes we need to pause before we decide which way to go. In whites and light tones, Her provides a space to just be.”
Marjorie Salvaterra biography: Named One Of Lens Cultures Top 50 Emerging Artist Of 2014, Marjorie Salvaterra’s Images Reveal “A Fine Line Between Sanity And Insanity,” According To Virginia Heckart, Associate Curator Of Photography At The Getty Center Salvaterra’s Exhibitions Include: Making Pictures Of People: The Nelson-Atkins Museum / Flak Photo; Nuit De l’Image: Musee De l’Elysee; Solo Exhibits At The Griffin Museum Of Photography; Ralph Pucci Los Angeles, NYC & Miami; JDC Fine Art, San Diego; Clark-Oshin Gallery, Los Angeles; Month Of Photography Los Angeles. Other Exhibits Include Magdalena International – New Orleans; Verge Photographers – Duncan Miller Gallery; Rencontres D’Arles, Arles, France; “Fuck Pretty” – Robert Berman Gallery; Rayko Photo Center; Julia Dean Gallery; And The “Human + Being” Show At The Center For Fine Art Photography In Fort Collins, Colorado. Her Work Was Included In The George Eastman House Museum Auction At Sotheby’s, New York, PDN’s Emerging Photographers, Black And White Magazine UK And She Was Runner-Up For The 2009 And The 2010 Berenice Abbott Prize For Emerging Photographers And A Finalist For Critical Mass. Her Book “HER: Meditations On Being Female” Was Published In May 2016 By Glitterati Incorporated.
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