My photographic work ponders themes of fragility and resilience, loss and persistence and the passage of time. These metaphors are explored using shadow, light and manipulation - working with the natural world of plants, flowers and water. My interest in shadows is an affirmation of the beauty of change and a reminder of the temporal condition. I embrace the interplay of chance and surprise that comes from observing and responding to the natural world.
The work manifests in many different forms; working with photomontage composites and using a variety of techniques – from traditional hand-sewing to overprinting, constructed photographs – printed and folded three-dimensional forms and historical processes including platinum and polymergravure printing. A recipient of a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant awarded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, I continue to explore alternative printing processes, expanding on the experimentation I began in 2016 when I received my first Artist Initiative Grant.
EXHIBITIONS + OTHER ACTIVITIES
Ghosting Time: New Work by Mary Ludington and Lisa Nebenzahl, Swan Vision Gallery, Maidenrock WI. September 7 – October 26, 2019
Griffin Museum of Photography, 25th Juried Exhibition Slide Show and Instagram, July 9 – October 31, 2019
Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Print category, St Paul, MN
25th Juried Exhibition Slide Show and Instagram, Griffith Museum of Photography, July 9 – October 31, 2019
Two Birds, Group Exhibition, Swan Vision Gallery, Maidenrock WI. May 4 - June 22, 2019
STATES OF MATTER: New work by Lisa Nebenzahl + Keith Taylor, Marsden|Gustafson Gallery, St Paul, MN, March 9 to May 23, 2019
DIPTYCH, a national juried photography exhibition at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City Texas, January 18 to March 10, 2019. Honored to receive the ‘Director's Award’.
Artists’ Residency, Pocoapoco, Oaxaca, Mexico
“Abstraction Attraction”, a national juried photography exhibition at The Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center Gallery in Boston, MA. November 29 to May 5, 2019
My work has been selected by Rfotofolio and Aline Smithson: one of 3 top portfolios for my dimensional photography work, “Lumens” and diptych “Home_Stay”
‘GEO a study in line and shape’, a group exhibition, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN, August 25 to September 30, 2018
Work represented by SwanVision Gallery, Maidenrock WI
The Hand magazine, contributor. Issue 19
Recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board, 2018 Artist Initiative Grant
Mary Virginia Swanson, Master Class, Tucson