May 23, 2019 to August 01, 2019
241 Chartres Street
New Orleans - 70130 LA
A Gallery for Fine Photography is pleased to present, From the Print Drawer, a collection of thirty pigment prints by contemporary artist Mary McCartney. McCartney hand picked this astounding survey of her personal favorites. From the Print Drawer will be on view May 23 - August 1, 2019.
About Mary McCartney: Born in London in 1969, Mary McCartney's photographic work has focused on discovering those rare moments of unguarded, emotionally charged intimacy that offers us a new insight to the subject. Her work has concentrated on the world of portrait and candid reportage photography and is suffused with a deep personal investment that captures the creative chemistry between Mary and her subjects. She responds to her wide variety of subjects as spontaneously as they are studied, thanks to her distinctive style and talent for encapsulating the inspirations, vulnerability, histories and personalities of her subjects.
McCartney's exhibitions and publishings include "Off Pointe": an in-depth photographic study of the Royal Ballet after hours, with a selection of works are available to view as part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2018) and first shown at the Royal Opera House, London (2004). "British Style Observed," at the National Portrait Gallery and Michael Hoppen Gallery (2010). The two volume book "Monochrome Colour" was published by GOST (2014), with a concurrent exhibition at 3 Grafton Street, London, curated by de Pury de Pury. In (2015) Mary's "Mother Daughter" exhibition was first shown at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC, later the same year Mary was chosen to take the official photograph of Her Majesty the Queen to mark the occasion of her becoming the longest reigning Monarch in history. Continuing her study of the unseen Mary captures a behind the scenes study of Mary Rylance as Olivia in the play Twelfth Night and his ensemble cast pre, during, and post performance - the books title: "Twelfth Night 15.12.13" as quoted by Mark "The study is a rare peep backstage that Mary has captured so spontaneously". (2018) saw the publication of 'The White Horse' with Rizzoli International USA, a collection of intimate pictures that convey the profound connection that binds people to these majestic animals. 'The White Horse' exhibition premiered at the esteemed Berggruen Gallery (2018). Mary's latest body of work is titled 'Paris Nude' a collection of never-before-seen nude photographs and the first full series of nudes in Mary's distinguished career. "Paris Nude" was published by HENI(2019).