WHERE TO GO: The Irene Mamiye Gallery
Aug 01, 2013 - by Vanity Fair Agenda
Irene Mamiye, a visual artist whose work centers on photographic-imaging techniques, has recently opened her own gallery at 89 Spring Street. The space features her photos, video installations, and a furniture collection which she created in collaboration with interior designer John Ike. The space, right off Broadway (and next door to Baked by Melissa), is a prime SoHo location sure to attract New Yorkers and tourists alike. Mamiye’s beautiful abstract photographs have gained traction in both the art and design worlds. “Photography,” she says, “is the only medium that captures reality as it is.” She interprets that reality by capturing it with stroke-like gestures with her camera called “camera painting,” sometimes without even looking through the lens. The result is a collection of painterly abstracts that delight the viewer.
Click here to read more of the Sketch 42 interview with Irene Mamiye.