Irene Mamiye is a New York based artist whose work includes photography, video, and digital imaging techniques. Utilizing light, color and movement, Mamiye softens the contrast between virtual and physical reality. Impacted by her own personal history and various artists; such as Laszlo Moholy Nagy & Gerhard Richter, Mamiye employs a complex, labor intensive processes to question what is anticipated of the photographic medium. Selecting photos from social media, Mamiye changes the wealth of public images into abundantly coated works that insinuate a life lived between screens. Mamiye creates pieces loaded with art, historical depth and pop cultural abundance with a lively yet mordant humor.
I use digital programs as if they were physical tools. Distorting, assembling, layering, feathering, scaling and changing opacity are my paintbrushes and the found imagery is my paint. This process deliberately reintroduces familiar strategies of chance, subconscious response and even physical gesture that the computer is conventionally supposed to have banished. Likewise, the resulting outputs (pigment print on canvas, diasec, paper and even glass) explore experiences of surface pioneered by modern artists and flattened to nothingness in a digital age.” - Irene Mamiye
Irene Mamiye was born in Marseille, France and immigrated to the U.S as a teenager. She holds a BA in Photography and Global Studies from Gallatin New York University and an MFA in Lens Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is currently represented by Lanoue Gallery in Boston.
My work often includes painterly pieces that blur the boundaries between photography and painting. Blazing uses good quality canvas and the printing is so expert. It fits perfectly with my collages which are found images of both photographs and paint strokes. Also, I love how archival the metal is and how deep the detail renders, and I find it far superior to chromogenic printing." - Irene Mamiye
Mamiye’s extensive body of work, including digital images, videos, and furniture designs, has been widely exhibited across the United States. Her work was 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 the following publications: Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Elle Décor and InStyle.
HOMAGE BY IRENE MAMIYE AT LANOUE GALLERY
DATE & TIME
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ARTIST TALK & GALLERY TOUR: AUGUST 25 | 1:00PM
BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to present the solo exhibition Jon Malis: “Transcolorations” in the Kay Gallery from Saturday, July 21 through Saturday, August 25, 2018. Malis will return to BlackRock to present an Artist Talk on Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. which will include tours of the exhibit. Both events are free and open to the public. Admission to the galleries at BlackRock is always free.
Jon Malis is an interdisciplinary artist whose profession is based on the symbolic display of visual content. Originally trained as an analog-turned-digital photojournalist, the core of his work is based on how different methods of presentation and production can change the viewer’s perception, interpretation, and experience of imagery. His recent works seek to provide a physical definition of digital photography, creating sculptural forms based on how color is represented in digital imagery.
Malis has received numerous awards as well as being exhibited extensively in the Washington, DC region, nationally, and internationally; reviewed in the Washington Post and Naples Daily News; and featured on Maryland Public TV and PBS. Recently, he has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles, CA) and the Slade School of Art in London.
Malis received a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media from American University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from The George Washington University in 2007. Currently, he holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
By way of background, I used to work as a news and sports photojournalist, where all I could control was the content of the image - I really had no control over how it was cropped/toned/sized/etc to fit inside the paper, once I shipped the image off my camera, I lost all that control. A lot of the work I'm making now is a bit of a response to that - thinking hard about "if I remove the content, what remains [of the image]." -Jon Malis
Exploring the technologies that determine how color is displayed, comprehended and constructed within the digital domain; Jon Malis generates a physical definition of digital photography in abstract sculptures using computer-controlled production systems. The works revealed in his solo exhibition, Transcolorations, translates the physicality of an ephemeral dataset into “tangible color” using 3D printing and other digital technologies to physically reproduce the shapes of how color is encoded.
In terms of this specific body of work, I'm starting with these profiles as my source creative material, and am abstracting them into various layers of data visualization and abstract representationalism. One of the larger interests in my practice is thinking about the intersections between scientific visualization and visual art, their intersections, and when science "becomes" art (my MFA thesis dealt with a "forgotten" archive of brain tissue that, due to storage conditions, is no longer useful to science or medicine)." -Jon Malis
Concerned with how colors are collected and displayed, Malis equally considers the source of the raw data as well as how presentation and viewing perspectives can alter our relationship with data. He holds an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University and a BA in Studio Art from George Washington University. A prior semifinalist for both the Sondheim and Trawick Prizes, he is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
ICONIC IMAGES FROM TRANSCOLORATIONS
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health was formerly Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH), is the flagship hospital of Abington-Jefferson Health, located in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Feo Pitcairn, a well known photographer, was given the opportunity to lead the design and installation of artwork throughout the new facility. Feo decided to produce his images on dye sublimated aluminum which lead an insightful response once the artwork was installed.
“When the light really turned on for us was when we did an installation for the Abington Hospital. It was such a game changer for me. Realizing that these installations could make such a difference. It was stunning for the employees and patients. A man with open heart surgery would spend his days in the hospital, walking up and down the halls admiring the art and said the works gave him will to live.” - Feo Pitcairn
Ewing Cole designed the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion located in Abington, Pennsylvania. What makes the design strategy for the Asplundh Cancer Center so special, is the client’s vision of a healing environment for cancer patients also helps heal the building site itself.
“The notion of healing within a natural environment drove the design of the project. More than just locating an isolated healing garden, the client’s vision capitalized on the opportunity to reconnect the building inhabitants to an ecologically restored and vibrant landscape.” – Ewing Cole
Feo worked with architects on the ground floor. As he got to know the mission, the installation developed a deeper meaning than just beauty. If the work is properly done, it resonates with the human spirit. It’s even more profound than art. This incredibly large brand new facility provides the latest technology and new machines that are treating cancer.
“The images are so stunning – they have luminescence on metal that I haven’t seen in any other medium. You don’t have to have acrylic or museum glass in front that’s always reflective. I quite enjoy the marriage between the high end digital cameras and the metal substrate.” – Feo Pitcairn
Thinking of what would be appropriate in a facility like this, soft and sentimental nature has such a wide range of emotions Feo wanted to incorporate. The local environment serves as a window of inspiration for the images that he conveys. For example, Pennypack creek flows by facility before emptying into the Delaware river. The essence of the the building gives the overwhelming feeling of being an extension of nature. Nature without demands one must create nature within.
THE ASPLUNDH CANCER PAVILION INSTALLATION
Born in Minnesota, Stephen's childhood memories are filled with family, friends & activities that sparked his fire during the long winter months. In middle school, his family relocated to Ft. Meyers, Florida. His passion for the water started at an early age when he spent time sailing into the sunset on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in his catamaran. He was immediately intrigued by the beauty of harbors and sunsets. His fascination with the mystery of shadows, light, reflection & bright vivid colors are the inspiration behind his work.
I have been an artist for almost 40 years, experimenting in all of the traditional mediums, oils, acrylic, watercolor etc. Then I discovered the digital world and there was no turning back, we've only just touched the surface of what's possible. I like metal because it gives my work a super high-definition, much like looking at an HD TV. What really intrigues me is the ability of the technology to re-produce exactly what I create, much more so than any other medium like lithographs, canvas etc."
In the early 80's Stephen and his wife Martha moved to Burbank, CA. His love of the ocean only expanded more. His images are recognized by collectors all over the globe and adorned the covers of magazines nationwide.
In the late 80s Harlan, Martha & their two daughters relocated to a studio neat the Chesapeake Bay just outside Washington, DC. This was an ongoing source of inspiration for the next two decades. Currently, Harlan has his own studio in Carolina Beach, NC where a whole new appreciation for the water has remained a powerful muse for his current work.
Even After all these years, I feel that I've only scratched the surface, too many ideas and not enough time. To be allowed to pursue such a passion, I am truly grateful to my family and collectors around the world for letting me live my dream."
HARLAN SHOW WITH WYLAND IN LAGUNA
NYC Dance Project was created by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, who reside in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with two teenage ballet students. Ken is a prominent fashion/beauty photographer while Deborah brings to the project, a background in dance and editorial photography. They have created this site to showcase the breathtaking world of dance and dancers, based in the Big Apple. Ken’s passion for dance started when he was living in Paris and photographed dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet. His fashion work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and numerous other fashion magazines.
Deborah has been a dancer since she was 7. Her passion for this art has manifested its way into her photography. She began her photography career when she was injured as a dancer; photographing the rehearsals she could not participate in, due to her injury. After moving to New York City, working as a photo editor at magazines such as House & Garden, Mirabella and many others, she began shooting editorial work for Self, Health, Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple.
You're trying to strive for this perfection, but you still want people to get that illusion that your line never ends and that you never stop moving," American Ballet Dancer, Misty Copeland tells Harper's Bazaar
The photography power couple, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory have created an extraordinary collection of photographs depicting the beauty of dancers around the world, a body of work they call NYC Dance Project. The inspiration for the project began by decorating their 12-year-old daughter’s bedroom with dance images. They contacted one of the Principal dancers with American Ballet Theatre, Daniil Simkin asking to take some photographs. Word quickly spread about the photographers in the dance community and the project began. Just 2 years later, they had an award-winning book titled, “The Art of Movement”. The project features 300 photographs of more than 70 elite dancers from companies including New York City Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Royal Danish Ballet, Boston Ballet, the Royal Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet and more.
“Dance as an art form is bittersweet. On the one hand, its beauty is instantaneous and visceral, and on the other, it only exists in a very fleeting moment of ‘now’. That is part of the beauty and sadness of dance. What attracts me to photography is the beautiful balance between a passing moment in dance and one frozen in time…in a photograph that can live forever.” – Daniil Simkin, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Browar and Ory will premiere a selection of large format photographs from their book at Lanoue Gallery in Boston’s South End on June 15th. The artists will be available to meet with collectors at the gallery during SoWa’s First Fridayart stroll on July 6th, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through July 29th.
The Art of Movement Exhibition
By NYC Dance Project photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
CUSTOM WELDED FRAMES
NYC Dance Project's newest exhibition was produced on semi gloss dye sublimation and mounted in custom welded steel frames. Industrial, strong look that acts as an accent for each dancer. Each piece weighs approx. 60lbs. Contact us regarding getting your own custom welded frames.
Creating large, powerful photographs on aluminum is one of Michael Tischler's greatest passions. When he examines an image of his being displayed, he contemplates the many details required to make his vision for each image become a reality. It is truly astonishing to reflect on everything that must come together to make the final print to come to life. His two long running solo shows in the SoHo District of NYC recieved stunning reviews and international acclaim.
Once I know that the scene “needs” to be captured, my 40 years of experience with a camera kicks in. All decisions are made very deliberately.
The angles of the landscape or cityscape are suited to the correct lens. Tischler predominately shoots with zoom lenses. He quickly composesthe shot in a way that incorporates his first emotional response to the scene. He then combines his technological expertise into an intuitive plan of action.
“There is no thinking. I just move forward, trusting my instincts on how to align everything for a successful outcome. With years of experience, it has become second nature. Once the image is captured, the post-processing steps are handled with an equal level of intuition and attention to detailand technology.”
After Michael discovers how to optimally capture his vision for a scene, he handles it by utilizing tools from an abundance of programs that bring it to itspurest form. Witheach step taken, whether in Photoshop or other programs, the image gradually maturesinto the image Michael intends to convey to the viewer. The integration of the intuitive steps of capturing an image and producing the final product culminate in a flowing focus with technology.
In the end, the final image reflects all the various steps, but it always starts with his passion for dynamic shapes, vibrant colors and graphic beauty. This enthusiasm combined with the best technology available, ultimately creates an artistic experience with the deliberate intention of inspiring his audience.
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Douglas Kirkland’s fine arts photography has been exhibited all over the world. Throughout the years, he has worked on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures. Such as, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "2001 A Space Odyssey", "Sound of Music", "Out of Africa", "Titanic" "Moulin Rouge", "Australia" and "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
Kirkland’s projects have taken him to every continent on the globe, where he worked on subjects as varied as: Astronomy in Chile, to The Trans Siberian Railroad, and fashion in Bali. When he's not traveling the world on assignment, he's spending time at home and the studio in the Hollywood Hills; where he lives with his other half and business partner, Françoise.
WORKS ON DYE SUBLIMATED ALUMINUM
44 Years of Capturing Beauty
DATE & TIME
APRIL 7TH 2018
SPACE 15TWENTY, LOS ANGELES
Join Blazing Editions & Chromaluxe in celebrating Robert Farber's career. Exhibition to feature more than 30 works by Robert Farber throughout his career. All images printed on ChromaLuxe metal prints by Blazing Editions. An invitation only event will take place with some of Robert's closest friends & admirers. Complimentary food & beverage will be served. Please RSVP
Alan Blazar, CEO, Blazing Editions
Robert Farber, Photographer
NYC | OCT. 2017
LA | APRIL 2018
I've been taking photographs for years. But so what? At last count I believe there were 1,567,892 photographers in New York City, and more are squeezing through the cracks every day. So who am I, exactly, and why am I in the mood to go against 1,567,892 to 1 odds? Well, I began my career as a professional actor, so I know about long shots. And photography really happened by chance."
That is, until he saw an exhibit by photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson. His outlook began to change. Henri had an extraordinary ability to capture a person's essence and to tell a story. His subjects are always beautiful simply because they're human. Photographs like Richard Avadon's image of a model hugging an elephant never really interested Jordan, but Cartier-Bresson's images of humanity truly moved him. He wanted to learn how to photograph people on a personal, more intimate level. Soon it became a hobby. Then it became a passion, but he never imagined it would become a career.
One day I was at a friend's house, looking through her headshots. Not one photograph said the slightest thing about her. They were very generic, very studio and very boring. When she told me what she had paid, I almost choked on my Starbucks. Outrageous! I've been the victim of that a few times myself. The next day I grabbed my camera, took her up to the roof and fired off two quick rolls before the sun set. That was it. I was hooked, whether I knew it or not.
Her agents soon sent me their clients, who in turn recommended me to their friends, and a photography career was born. The Today Show, Tyra Banks, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and the BBC have since profiled me, and my work has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and galleries throughout the world. I enjoy the process, I love what I do and I consider myself very lucky. That's the whole story."
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WORKS ON DYE SUBLIMATED ALUMINUM
Tara Arrowood was invited to the Sonoma Horse Park as the Guest VIP Artist in early 2016. During the summer months, Tara’s equine photography artwork is displayed throughout the park, while 7 show jumping competitions are hosted over the course of 7 non-consecutive weeks from May to September. You can attend the show for free and Tara can be spotted in the VIP area where some of her work is displayed. She welcomes you to join her for a glass of wine and take in one of the Grand Prix shows!
This stimulating environment contains so much movement and inspiration. At the event, photographing the beautifully groomed horses, riders and their interactions certainly lit a spark within Miss Arrowood. The connection each rider has with their horse will be sure to make your heart skip a beat.
This is a behind the scenes look at how the artwork installation all came together. Consider this your sneak peek into Tara’s creative process! To build the custom frames, Arrowood recruited help from Dan Shultz and her husband Travis Pynn. Dan is an amazing furniture designer and one half of the power couple, husband & wife duo of Waterlily Pond Floral Artistry and Event Design. Natasha is the other half and a wonderfully talented floral artist who shares a studio in San Francisco with Tara.
The art installation consists of custom frames built over the course of 5 days. Each frame was built from scratch, customized to the size of the print. The 6-ft wide frame is made out of old barn wood, with two english saddles. The two 8-ft wide frames have birch trees as the decor. The prints are all custom-sized in the frames. Eighteen 30×40 metal prints hang throughout the park and we’re printing even more!
All prints are printed on metal and are UV protected, by Blazing Editions. Since the show is an outdoor installation, prints needed to be weather-proof and able to endure high winds and the sun for seven weeks.
Since its start in 1946, Dugway Proving Ground has performed as the heart of development and testing of chemical and biological weapons and defense programs. Dugway Proving Ground is larger than the state of Rhode Island, and remains terra incognita, unknown and unexplored territory. Maisel first encountered Dugway Proving Ground in 2003. After ten years of inquiring to the Pentagon, the artist was finally given incredibly rare approval to photograph the site in 2014.
The resulting photographs and videos in Proving Ground reference Land/Earth Art and the discourse of minimalism to describe the terrain in the American West, which has become heavy in toxicity levels, dispersal patterns, and hazardous to the human body.
South Ballistics Grid_04 (2014), pictured below is a monumental 40x40” 9 piece grid that depicts this testing site. The military markings appear as crosshatched grids and nested circles, elegant line drawings taken to a poisonous extreme.
In addition to these aerial photographs, they are further utilized in KYDOI- MOS: The Din of Battle (2017). Projected in Haines Gallery’s Project Space, this half-hour long video work pieces together over 50,000 individual frames of test grid images in a bewildering, rapid-fire series. Intensified by a hypnotic soundscape created in collaboration with composer Chris Kallmyer, KYDOIMOS presents a riveting viewing experience, reflecting and refracting the forces at work at Dugway Proving Ground, and enveloping the viewer within what Maisel calls "a site of dark creativity."
David used the clear matte dye sublimation for this project.
At SHIELD, ideators, thinkers, and dreamers come together to create, observe, test, and debate new ideas and promote radical thinking for life-long skin health, nutrition, and wellness. The large embossed fingerprint pictured below is an abstract representation of the Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD logo. Together with their motto, “Touch Tomorrow, Today,” one begins to more fully appreciate SHIELD’s objective to make its mark on the world of skin health, nutrition, and wellness.
During our visit to the SHIELD Center, our team was fascinated to discover that just as art can reflect what’s occurring inwardly on a cerebral level, the skin can also act as a mirror, reflecting what’s going on inside in the body, both physically and emotionally. The connection between the world of art and the work of the SHIELD Center extends much further.
Art brings joy, inspires and encourages us to think creatively, to push the boundaries of our thinking. Similarly, the ideation that takes place at SHIELD aims to enhance the quality of our lives, especially as we are living longer – and to explore the limitless creative potential of scientific and technological innovation. With this new understanding, it was easy for SHIELD to understand why artwork should have a prominent place at the Think Tank space. This actual living lab where, every day, creative thinkers dream up new solutions in skin health and wellness and clinicians are trained in the most cutting-edge treatments.
We were truly inspired by what we saw at SHIELD, and encourage you to check out their work. And when you stop by the Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD Center in New York City, you will truly feel the energy of being in the midst of a unique creative community…and enjoy some beautiful artwork too.
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Art has always been part of my life. I grew up in an international art scene in Europe, I spent years in front of the camera as an actress and model. Then my life’s work changed when my late mother’s last gift, a camera, inspired me and became the drive behind the creation of new life.
I want my art to be more than photographs. I seek out innovative printing technologies to create images with depth and richness, so they appear almost three-dimensional. I happily live and work in Los Angeles, CA.
The starting point of my work is an encounter, dream or object that culminates in an explosion of ideas. On set, I allow my model’s instinct and personality to melt together with my camera and drive my creative inspiration. I coax trust, contact and vulnerability from my subjects in order to produce an image from which the viewer can then create his own world. Recurring themes are religion, society and mythology; each work is intensely personal and takes both me and my subject on a journey that provokes fundamental questions about life and our existence.
Micky is incredibly unique in the sense that she feels just as comfortable behind the camera as she does in front it. Pulling you in by exposing her own experience, she grasps and feels the emotions of her subjects and leads them to reveal all to her lens. The camera links her to her beloved mother and her own past. As a photographer and artist, she has come full circle. Growing up in the art world, Micky has found that everything seems to fall into place on her path as a photographer.
Micky Hoogendijk | Blazing Editions
Women & Their Work Gallery
Creating art assists us in slowing down, getting into a flow, and quieting the mind which gets us in touch with our inner wisdom. Marshall MacLuhan, a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual figure in the 20th century stated that artists are the radar of the future. How? You may ask. Well, the art making process takes the mind out of the scope of analytical thinking and into the flow of quietude, trance, and enhanced consciousness.
“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” - Victor Pinchuk
Activities rooted from art can be used tactically to construct well-being, build trust, establish shared values, and alter perceptions. Integrating right-brain creativity with left-brain logic expands the volume for improving concepts and perceptions that lead to success. Making time and space is essential to nurturing the imagination.
LOS ANGELES EXHIBITION
PROJECT 3.8'S MISSION:
- To educate people about the disruption cancer brings to families
- To encourage and inspire others to help their neighbors who are fighting cancer
- To financially support pediatric cancer research