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Taos Deconstructed: Meredith Mason Garcia at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art

 

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From December 20, 2014 – January 3 2015, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art is featuring a one-woman show of the most recent work by Taos fine art photographer Meredith Mason Garcia.  Entitled "Taos Deconstructed," the exhibit features a series of gelatin-silver black and white photographs that visually interpret the literary concept of deconstruction: that artworks are seen in terms of their undecidability.
 
In one series of prints, "Taos Deconstructed," both Taos and Taoseños have been photographically dismantled and reassembled in a way that challenges how the viewer perceives the underlying nature of the subjects.  Jim Wagner, Stephen Kilborn, Matt Thomas, Steve Gootgeld and others appear in ways that transcend their literal content and meaning.  In a second series, "Taos Noir," the streets of Taos were photographed in full darkness.  Stripped of their usual context, these images reveal some of the mystery of form in a universe without color.  In the final series, "The Four Faces of Eve," one of Taos' loveliest women appears in the nude, photographed in candlelight, revealing her timeless beauty beneath a cloak of shadow.
 
All of Garcia's black and white gelatin-silver photographs are printed by the artist in her darkroom in Taos, on fiber-based archival papers imported from Europe, or on handmade paper that she has coated with photographic emulsion.  Each photograph is thus a unique work of art.   A neurobiologist in her former life, Garcia has been concentrating on photography since her retirement from academia in 2009.   More of her work can be seen at www.taoslightandshadow.com. 
 
Her work will be on display at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, 119 Kit Carson Road, Taos, from December 20 through January 3.  Gallery hours are 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, daily.  An artist's reception will be held on December 20, from 4:00-7:00 PM.   More information on the artist or the show can be obtained by calling 575-758-3255 or by email at info@wnightingale.com