Maternal Mitochondria’s project “Original Face: In the Water” is a part of the 19th Edition of the Pollux Awards, which will be followed by a show at FotoNostrum’s gallery in December of 2023. All of the winners in various categories can be found here. Look for us in Non-Professional: Nude and Figure!
“Original Face” is a long-term photography project documenting the female members of my family and placing them in collaged environments which speak to the sublime, the doors of life and death opening and closing, and the perspective of the hidden v the seen. When the male gaze is removed, what is left? Is this the female gaze, the gaze of the self-portrait? Who is the subject and who is the object. What does it mean to have a self, a no self, an existential void within an embodied subject.
This project was made in collaboration with my mother, the poet Miriam Sagan. We work together as “Maternal Mitochondria,” handing the camera back and forth, writing back and forth. Therefore the patriarchal hierarchy of artistic endeavor is broken, and the matrilineal line is strengthened. This is how we see ourselves and each other. This is how we see.
I will be in an upcoming show at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago! The 24th International Open runs from March 18th-April 22nd, and all of the work can be viewed online as well. Please contact the gallery for sale inquires.
I was surprised and very excited to receive “Best in Show” at this years Members’ Show with Foto Forum. It’s nice to know that my tired mom art was seen and appreciated by other tired parents!
For those who don’t know, Foto Forum Santa Fe is an amazing non-profit photography space in Santa Fe. They have all the equipment you need to do alternative processes and work in a darkroom! It also happens to be down the street from where I grew up.
And since personally I always want to know how a photograph was made- this was taken and mostly edited on an android phone.
“The Way Out”, 2022, Isabel Winson-Sagan
Please contact Foto Forum for sale inquires. 4 x 7 prints are $100, or $250 with a beautiful custom frame made of recycled metal.
I’m very pleased to be a part of this upcoming show at Axle Contemporary in Santa Fe!
Feminist Art in the Trump Era
juried by Lucy R. Lippard
September 11 – November 3
Feminist Art in the Trump Era is an exhibition of works by 27 New Mexico based artists that explore various feminist realities and rants. Works chosen for this exhibition from an open call to New Mexico based artists resonate with the hopefully soon- to-be-extinct Trump era. The exhibition will take place on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and the 10 year anniversary of the founding of the Axle Contemporary mobile artspace.