Maggie Taylor: Subject to Change

Maggie Taylor, “The Nest,” 2010

March 1 – April 27, 2013

Maggie Taylor creates enigmatic and surrealistic photographic montages through digital means. Found objects, photographs by the artist, vintage tintypes and various ephemera are collected and placed directly onto a flatbed scanner. The scanned elements are layered and manipulated in Adobe Photoshop to create magical worlds akin to a folk art of dreams, or clandestine inner landscapes. One such image can take several months to create and include up to 60 layers of imagery.

Taylor studied philosophy at Yale before obtaining an MFA in photography at University of Florida. She lives and works in Gainesville, Florida with her husband, Jerry Uelsmann.

Taylor’s digital composites are included in public and private collections, among them The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; The George Eastman House, Rochester; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; and The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.

Her work is also published in Landscape of Dreams, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 2005; Solutions Beginning with A, Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2007; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Modernbook Editions, Palo Alto, 2008; and No Ordinary Days, University Press of Florida, 2013, among others.

Preview & artist talk: Thursday, February 28, 5-8pm
Opening reception: Friday, March 1, 5-9pm

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