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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

The Effect of Motherhood at Condé Nast Gallery

Image above: ©Elinor Carucci, Why Can't You Be Nicer To Your Brother, 2012. Photo courtesy of Condé Nast/Edwynn Houk Gallery.

More than a decade ago, artist, photographer and Guggenheim Fellow Elinor Carucci added mother to her inventory of titles. The twins’ birth is a marker in terms of Carucci’s oeuvre; the event’s impact on her personal work is undeniable.

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©Elinor Carucci, Selection from an editorial story on premature birth, 2011. Photo courtesy of Condé Nast/Edwynn Houk Gallery.

In a first for the artist, The Effect of Motherhood explores the influence the children’s arrival also had on her editorial and commercial assignments. The integrated display presents newly printed work from her assignment archive alongside selections from Mother, her most recent monograph (Prestel, 2014).

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©Elinor Carucci, Sensation, 2010. Photo courtesy of Condé Nast/Edwynn Houk Gallery.

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©Elinor Carucci, The Woman That I Still Am #2, 2010. Photo courtesy of Condé Nast/ Edwynn Houk Gallery.

Together, they show Carucci has reached a new constant in terms of in-depth, powerful and intimate portraiture. Curated by Shawn Waldron, Condé Nast’s Senior Director of Archives & Records, Elinor Carucci: The Effect of Motherhood is the Gallery’s first single artist exhibition.

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©Elinor Carucci, Kiss, 2011. Photo courtesy of Condé Nast/ Edwynn Houk Gallery.

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The artist, Elinor Carucci at Condé Nast Gallery.

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