PAULETTE TAVORMINA

30 JUNE - 25 JULY 2015

Beetles and Huxley are delighted to present the first major UK exhibition of Paulette Tavormina. Sumptuous, luscious and haunting, Tavormina's photography is much more than just 'natura morta'. Deriving from a set of influences that owes more to the art of the seventeenth century than that of the present, Tavormina's work takes precedent from the Golden Age of still life painting.

Sometimes spending an entire week on the meticulous arrangement and photographing of her compositions, Tavormina fastidiously pulls together the visual and symbolic connections between quotidian objects to produce images of powerful emotional resonance. Featuring works from her series Natura Morta and Bodegón, this summer's retrospective of Tavormina's photographs will show her work to be part of a trend in contemporary photography towards reclaiming genres of art that have previously been the reserve of more traditional mediums.

A largely self-taught photographer, Tavormina was previously a prop and food stylist. Her work has been exhibited by galleries in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago, and is held by museums including the Alimentarium, Musée de l'Alimentation, Vevey, Switzerland; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida and the Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University, Indiana. She lives and works in New York City.

PEONIES, 2009 by PAULETTE TAVORMINA (Born 1949) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PEONIES, 2009

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SOUR CHERRIES, AFTER GG, 2011 by PAULETTE TAVORMINA (Born 1949) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SOUR CHERRIES, AFTER GG, 2011

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