The exhibit will present 30 black-and-white images, highlighting her most recent work, but also including some of the most iconic images from her prolific career.
Garduño was born in Mexico City in 1957. She studied visual arts at the San Carlos Academy of the Arts at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Although she was first attracted to drawing, she was captivated by photography. In 1979, she began working as an assistant to Latin America’s greatest photographer, Manuel Ávarez Bravo (1902-2002). He had an indelible influence on Garduño, but she developed her own “eye”—and style.
Garduño’s photographs offer poetic images drawn from nature, dreams, and the female form. Her images are often sparse, but they are elegant and richly suggestive. Garduño has a surrealist, dream-like perspective, giving her photographs a mystical quality. They elicit a “second look,” and invariably contemplation. Garduño is technically accomplished and demanding—and her photographs are always luminous and beautifully printed. All the works exhibited are gelatin silver prints.
Garduño has published many collections of her photographs, beginning in 1985 with Magic of the Eternal Game. Other notable titles include Witness of Time and Inner Light. Her photographs have been widely exhibited in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. Garduño’s photographs are held in the permanent collections of prominent museums and libraries, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Garduño resides in Mexico City. A catalogue accompanies the exhibit.
December 1, 2016 – February 25, 2017