Peonies, 2009 seen in The Perfect Storm, Nixon and The Astronaut’s Wife. Her first monograph, Paulette Tavormina: Seizing Beauty (The Monacelli Press, New York, 2016), will be released in April 2016.
The book includes essays by art and photography scholars Silvia Malaguzzi, Mark Alice Durant and Academy Art Museum’s Senior Curator, Anke Van Wagenberg, delving into the seventeenthand eighteenth-century sources of Tavormina’s inspiration, her stance on art photography, and how the conventions of yesterday’s paintings can transform to make visually stunning photographic art for today. This exhibition is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and Chesapeake Publishing. The exhibition will be on display through July 10, 2016 at the Academy Art Museum. Curator-led tours will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at noon and Wednesday, June 15 at noon. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787. Archival digital pigment prints courtesy Paulette Tavormina.
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