“Irene Mamiye: New Works” arrives at the Canfin Gallery in Tarrytown Jan. 29 and continues through Feb. 20. But we thought you’d enjoy this sneak peek at a show that is a floral explosion.
Mamiye is an artist whose work incorporates photography, video and digital imaging techniques. With light, color and movement, she blurs the distinctions between physical and virtual reality. Influenced by her own personal history and artists as diverse as Laszlo Moholy Nagy and Gerhard Richter, Mamiye employs intricate and labor-intensive processes to challenge what is expected of the photographic medium. Culling photographs from social media, Mamiye transforms the plenitude of public images into richly layered works that hint at a life lived between screens. With a playful yet mordant humor, Mamiye creates pieces packed with art-historical depth and pop-cultural abundance.
Mamiye was born in Marseille, France, and immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. She holds a B.A. in photography and global studies from the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an M.F.A. in lens arts from the School of Visual Arts, also in Manhattan.
Her extensive body of work, including digital images, videos and furniture designs, has been widely exhibited across the United States and included in the landmark exhibition “The Edge of Vision” (2009), mounted by the Aperture Foundation, and in the Museum of Art and Design’s “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” (2014). Mamiye’s work has also been featured in Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Vanity Fair, People, Elle Décor and InStyle.
Canfin Gallery is at 39 Main St. For more, call 914-332-4554 or visit canfingallery.com.