Alumna Maryam Palizgir Exhibits at Photo London
MFA alumna and current instructor, Maryam Palizgir’s latest series “Epiphany” is currently on view at beautiful Somerset house, Photo London Art Fair 2019. One of her photographs, “Epiphany #0311,” was selected by the jurors to be the fair’s press image, which will be shown all over the London during the fair. She has been highlighted in the show as an artist who pushes the boundaries of photography through photography and sculpture by retaining its sensibility, balance, precision in spacial assembly and interest in confronting materials. Photo London is a major international photography event in the heart of London takes over Somerset House from Thu 16 – Sun 19 May.
Maryam Palizgir Artist Statement
Epiphany is a moment of sudden or discovery that usually changes you in some way. This project is a response to a constant shift in contemporary perception of real and unreal both in physical or constructed landscapes. Vibrant color, harsh natural lighting, painted wood panel, and transparent /translucent architectural sample material installed to expose the astounding moment of mental realism.I want to question how urban architecture can have a phenomenological effect and to what extent the presence of a body in space can change our way of contemplating real and unreal. The scenography brings out the viewer’s curiosity, desiring to find out how the illusion of space was created.