Margaretta K. Mitchell

ICONOGRAPHIES
September 3 - October 10, 2015

Iconographies is series of large-scale images created with the rare 20×24 Polaroid camera. Like all Polaroids, these images are unique–there’s no negative, and only one original of each exposure.

The images were inspired by Renaissance art and ideas, and include symbols such as the conch shell or calla lily. Some refer to well-known works of art, but include sly changes of perspective or gender.  In Mitchell’s thrilling triptych “Adam and Eve”, Eve is a sensual goddess who enlivens Adam with a gesture reminiscent of Michelangelo’s God and Adam.  The large format adds to the impact of these multi-referential works.

 

BOOK YOUR OWN PORTRAIT BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER . . .

Acquire a unique family treasure, a 20×24 Polaroid portrait. Due to limited availability of the camera in San Francisco, appointments must be made by the end of September for these dates:

October 16,17, 23, 24

Contact PHOTO at info@photogalleryoakland.com

Or call the gallery at 510-858-7352

Gallery hours: Noon to 6:00, Thursdays through Saturdays

 

MEET MARGARETTA MITCHELL IN THE GALLERY

Saturday, October 3, 3:00-6:00

Margaretta Mitchell will be available at PHOTO to meet you and talk about her work with the Polaroid process and the history of her interest in the Italian Renaissance.

 

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Saturday, October 10, starting at 11:00am

20-30 minute review of your portfolio with Margaretta Mitchell, $35 payable in advance to the gallery

Make your reservation now by contacting PHOTO at

info@photogalleryoakland.com

 

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THIS EXHIBIT

Like all Polaroids, 20×24 images provide no negative, and only one original print. For archival purposes, each of these images was immediately captured as a 4×5 transparency using a conventional camera. PHOTO has produced a limited edition of smaller prints made from these transparencies.

These signed and numbered prints, image centered on 11-x-17-inch 100% cotton paper. begin at $150:
New World vertical diptych

Death and the Maiden vertical diptych

Adam, Eve, and the Italian Renaissance horizontal triptych

The special edition of Truth and Beauty (no longer available in the original Polaroid),  as a signed and numbered print, image centered on 20-x-16-inch 100% cotton paper. begin at $300.

TO ORDER BY MAIL, CONTACT

info@photogalleryoakland.com

Or call the gallery at 510-858-7352

Gallery hours: Noon to 6:00, Thursdays through Saturdays

Margaretta Mitchell, Truth and Beauty