Flora: New Works by Marcy Palmer
December 13-31, 2018
Opening: Saturday, Dec 15, 6-9pm
“Flora” featuring work by Marcy Palmer explores the idea of beauty through imagery of florals & greenery. Palmer manipulates the images digitally to replicate alternative darkroom processes and finally gilds the prints. Using John O’Donohue, philosopher and writer, as inspiration, Palmer seeks to explore his notion that beauty can be the antidote to personal & poltical crises. Or in the words of O’Donohue, “beauty is not a luxury, but…ennobles the heart and reminds us of the infinity that is within us.”
Marcy Palmer is painter and photographer, who lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Berlin Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography (GE), The Brighton Photo Fringe Festival (UK), The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Vermont Center for Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Photomedia Center, The Watershed Media Centre (UK), Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, WA, and other venues. Marcy’s work won Gold in the Fine Art, Abstract category of the PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2016 awards. Her work was also a finalist in the Fine Art Category for the 7th Edition of the Julia M Cameron Awards.
Marcy has a M.F.A. in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Palmer has been exhibiting her work at Claire Elizabeth Gallery since 2017.