Death and The Maiden Photography Exhibition

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:30am
Gallier House
1132 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
In conjunction with our annual "Creole Death and Mourning" exhibit, Gallier House is pleased to present "Death and The Maiden" by artist and photographer Brittany Markert. The exhibit presents 12 photographic works taken inside Gallier House. Guided by her intuition within the space, Markert focuses on the figures of the women in black, who initiate the series’ protagonist into a ritual and acceptance of death. The title "Death and The Maiden" subverts a common motif throughout Renaissance art wherein a frail masculine skeleton seizes a young girl towards her fate; in Markert’s work, calling upon the silence and trauma of Victorian womanhood, the archetypes are re-imagined through the women in black and transformation of the central character. As a film photographer and printer, Markert creates otherworldly effects all in-camera or in the darkroom process. The work is an invitation, alongside the house exhibit, to consider the soul of the house and the role of Death in our every day. This exhibition is free and open to the public six days a week (Wednesdays through Mondays) from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Stop by the Gallier House exhibition space and ticket office to view these works and learn more. Exhibition runs Oct. 5th - Nov. 14th, 2022.

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