Tanya Marcuse: Laws of Nature
York Street Location
Interspersing flowers, fruits, plants and animals at different stages of life, her artworks resemble incredibly detailed still lifes up close, while from afar, they appear like abstract paintings. In an intensive process that often lasts months, Marcuse collects flora and fauna from her surrounding environment and composes and photographs them in intricate tableaux. Marcuse’s works hover between beauty and destruction, landscape and still life, and fact and fiction, inviting viewers to reflect on the laws of nature.
About the Artist
Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Tanya Marcuse received her M.F.A. in photography from the Yale University School of Art and teaches at Bard College. Her photographs are in numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress.