Virgin Mary by Polly Norman
I am inspired by Ms. Norman art work.
Pieta-The Virgin Mary $395.00 50.8 x 50.8 cm
Architectural glass block is used as a unique filter photographer/painter, Polly Norman shoots her photographs through. These amorphic images are captured in black and white then hand painted in oils. Her abstract oil paintings are an outgrowth of this process.
Norman says, “A fascination with objects warped through filters, glass and reflective surfaces combined with a passion for symbolic, non-representational imagery inspire my work in both abstract painting and photography. My pieces have been described as flowing and kinetic.”
As of January 2008, Norman’s works are newly represented by Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Inc., Chelsea, New York. During the same month she accepted a contract offered by Hadley House Company, Fine Art Publishers and Norman’s work was included in the 2008 issue of “The World’s Greatest Black & White Photography,” Volume No. 1, A collection of Photographs from the Spider Awards International Competition (454 images chosen from 13,000).
In 2007, Norman’s work was shown at the Tweed Museum in Duluth, Minnesota. In 2006 her work was included in the Fifth National Print Biennial, Katherine Nash Gallery (University of Minnesota).
Norman’s work traveled to the “Pinyao International Photography Festival” Pinyao, China, Fall, 2006 and was purchased by “Museum Louvre It Or Leave It” in Minneapolis that same year. Polly was a finalist for the McKnight Foundation Photography Fellowship and is represented by Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis and Perfect Pear Gallery, Chicago.
Articles/Reviews about Norman’s work have been published in many publications. Some of which include the “Arizona Republic” (Phoenix), Minneapolis Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press Newspapers, “Metro Magazine” and “Edina Magazine” in Minneapolis/St. Paul (Minnesota), as well as the “Chicago Sun Times” and “New City” (Illinois).
Norman was born and raised and resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she runs a photography/painting studio.
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