S. Gayle Stevens. "Insectare-Bugged"

S. Gayle Stevens. "Insectare-Bugged"

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Wet plate collodion tintype photogram, 9 x 9." 2017, signed on verso, framed. 

Silent auction item: auction closes Saturday, December 15th, noon.


"Insectare-Bugged is a study for a larger piece Insectare which is part of the "Allegory" series. "Bugged" is a cameraless piece consisting of 16 two inch wet plate collodion tintypes of beetles collected in Pass Christian, Mississippi. The plates are mounted as a scientific display in a black shadowbox frame made for the piece."

ABOUT S. GAYLE STEVENS: S. Gayle Stevens has worked in antiquarian photographic processes for over twenty years; her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality. Stevens’ work is inspired by alchemy, natural history, science and her concerns for the environment. Currently Stevens is working on a mural version of Wideness of the Sea. The mural will contain plates from 2 x 2” to 20 x 20” – from the smallest jellyfish to multiple plate pelicans, stingrays and other large sea creatures.

Ms. Stevens received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She is an educator, speaker, juror, curator and an active member of the photographic community. Her work has been featured in Fraction, Square, Shots, Diffusion, B + W Photography, Vignette, The Hand and Fuzion magazines and in Inventing Reality, New Orleans Visionary Photography. Her work is featured in the third edition of Christopher James’ The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes and in Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes. North Light Press published a book of Stevens’ work, Calligraphy, in their 11 + 1 Signature series. Stevens’ work is widely collected and is part of the permanent collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Rockford Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and the University of New Mexico Art Museum among others. She divides her time shooting in Pass Christian, Mississippi and Downers Grove, Illinois, where she resides. Stevens is represented by Tilt Gallery, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Gallery Kayafas, and Paul Cava with selected pieces at Candela Books + Gallery, A Smith Gallery and Echo.

S. Gayle Stevens is represented by Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale and Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston
Donated By: S. Gayle Stevens