Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new photographs by Los Angeles-based artist Malerie Marder, from September 6 – October 7, 2006. Nine is the artist’s third one-person exhibition in New York and is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication with a fictional story by James Frey. The artist’s recent exhibitions include Inland Empire at Maureen Paley, London; and the museum group exhibitions Shoot the Family at the Cranbrook Art Museum, MI (traveling); and Remote Control at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Nine is comprised of nine large-scale photographs that present a narrative of pregnancy, accentuating the inherent physicality, sensuality, and psychology of the subject matter. As in Marder’s past work, the photographs employ the artist as her own primary model and subject, along with her husband and mother. She depicts her pregnancy from beginning to end, veering away from a literal or prosaic document. Instead, Nine encapsulates a rite of passage, conveying the mixed bag of pleasures and fears that impending motherhood and marriage brings.
Born 1971 in Philadelphia, PA, Malerie Marder currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. The artist received a B.A. from Bard College and an M.F.A. from Yale University. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at Maureen Paley, London; Salon 94 and Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, NY; The Photographers Gallery, London; and McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX. Marder’s work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Artforum, and The New Yorker, among many others and her work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum.