“Malerie Marder. Nine (2006)
Through Marder’s pregnancy, she took one portrait each month following the journey to motherhood. She captures her feelings at every stage of the pregnancy the changes in her body as it’s being taken over, her relationship with her husband featuring as at different times she felt distant from him, although he was present, she was going through the changes alone and felt moments of isolation. Towards the end of her series she documents the changes in her hormone levels making her feel more sexually charged and closer with her husband.
The images are beautifully shot, deep and pensive, as we follow Marder’s journey through nine months of her life.”
Her work centers on vivid color and black-and-white nude photographs, and has gained attention in the first decade of the new century because of its disquieting personal, sexual, and psychological aspects. The artist examines human intimacy by photographing friends and family undressed.
Marder's video work, At Rest, was first shown at Salon 94 in 2003. The artist edited videotape shot over two years into nearly 13 minutes of friends and family, always naked, in various states of repose: couples asleep in bed, a child resting on a plump pillow, a woman relaxing in the bathtub. Composer Jonathan Bepler produced the soundtrack.
Marder completed her MFA from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and in 1999 was included in the exhibition Another Girl, Another Planet alongside twelve other photographers, including Katy Grannan, Justine Kurland, Dana Hoey and Sarah Jones.
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Marder's work is held in the following permanent collections:
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
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