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On Display: Maggie Taylor

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photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce the installation of recent work by gallery artist, Maggie Taylor.

Installation view of archival pigment prints by Maggie Taylor in photo-eye Gallery

photo-eye is thrilled to announce the recent installation of new work by Maggie Taylor in our exhibition space! This selection of archival pigment prints has been curated from recent work made between 2019 and 2021.

Maggie Taylor is a Florida-based artist who creates complex photomontage compositions with a flatbed scanner and Photoshop, a practice she has engaged with since 1995. Taylor draws upon her vast archive of objects, ranging from archival images to plant specimens, and combines scans of these with her own images as a means of creating playful and evocative composites whose jewel-like tonality and classical leanings are made more complicated by the allegorical figures and symbols present within them. 

Check out a selection of prints on display below, and please be in touch if you would like more information about any of the featured artworks.

Maggie Taylor, The bellwether, 2021, archival pigment print, 8” x 8”, edition of 15, $1500

Maggie Taylor, The philosopher’s study II, 2020, archival pigment print, 8” x 8”, edition of 15, $1500

For a window into Maggie Taylor’s process behind an alternate version of The Philosopher’s Study, check out her recent conversation with photo-eye Gallery Director, Anne Kelly, on Vimeo.

Maggie Taylor, The logic within, 2021, archival pigment print, 8” x 8”, edition of 15, $1500

Maggie Taylor, The Harbinger, 2020, archival pigment print, 8” x 8”, edition of 15, $1500

The collected objects that Maggie Taylor scans and re-contextualizes combined with the textures that are so readily experienced in her physical prints give her images an almost painterly tactility. Taylor’s compositions, which are created intuitively and spontaneously, are laden with meaning. The Harbinger (2020), featured above, serves as an excellent example of this layered meaning that feels so present in the artist’s work. This image asks the viewer to make the distinction of “who is the harbinger of what?” and a myriad of options are offered. Perhaps there is an element of warning, as we witness a polar bear swimming so far away from its arctic home, though hope is not necessarily lost, as the co-conspirator of the crow looks to move steadily across the image, giving all life the chance to reach safety. 

Maggie Taylor is in the process of creating a new book, set to be released in early 2022. This work is a continuation of the stylistic ideas explored in Maggie Taylor’s monographs,  No Ordinary Days and Through the Looking-glass  Both of these books, among Taylor’s other titles, are included in our bookstore here at photo-eye. Limited Edition versions of the aforementioned titled are also available, complete with editioned prints. 

No Ordinary Days by Maggie Taylor

Limited Edition (A or B) $1200

Limited Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies housed in a custom clamshell box with one of two 8 x 8-inch inkjet prints, signed and numbered in an edition of 50.

Ltd. Edition A: Maggie Taylor, Moving On, 2012, inkjet print, edition of 50

Ltd. Edition B: Maggie Taylor, Moth House, 2012, inkjet print, edition of 50

Through the Looking-glass by Maggie Taylor

Limited Edition $950

Limited Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies with a signed and numbered 8×8-inch archival pigment print of And What Alice Found There.

Maggie Taylor, And what Alice found there, 2017, archival pigment print, 8" x 8"

To explore more of the complexities of Maggie Taylor’s work, and to dive more deeply into The harbinger (2020), stop by our Santa Fe gallery location or reach out for further information.

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All prices listed were current at the time this post was published.

For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly or Gallery Assistant Delaney Hoffman, or you may also call us at 505-988-5152 x202