Dreaming Alice celebrates internationally-acclaimed artist Maggie Taylor and her recent body of work, an illustration of “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There,” by Lewis Carroll. Taylor has garnered widespread attention for her breakthrough use of technology in her art. Sixty-two photographs make aesthetically innovative use of 19th-century photography (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes), as well as scanned images of insects, dolls, flora and fauna. Taylor’s object scans and digital manipulation to her own photographs generate dream-like imagery, with a 21st-century take on the Victorian Era. The whimsical subject matter and unique form of photography will intrigue visitors of all ages.
This exhibition is made possible with support from the Margaret J. Early Program Endowment, the Harn Curator of Photography Endowment, the Harn Program Endowment, Kenneth and Laura Berns, and David Etherington and Jeff Dunn, with additional support from a group of generous donors.