Daniel Mirer

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Work1 Title: Sundial on Wall, Netherlands Year: 2015 Materials: Photography Dimensions: H 40 W 40 D 2 Work2 Title: Pink Wall, Los Angeles, California Year: 2010 Materials: Photography Dimensions: H 40 W 40 D 2 Work3 Title: Looking out onto Street, Cologne, Germany Year: 2010 Materials: Photography Dimensions: H 40 W 40 D 2 Work4 Title: Café in Budapest Year: 2015 Materials: Photography Dimensions: H 40 W 40 D 2 Work5 Title: Blue Building,Los Angeles, California Year: 2010 Materials: Photography Dimensions: H 40 W 40 D 2

Statement:

Title: ArchitorSpace
Photographic Installation Project
Dimensions: 30 x 40 in (76.2cm x 101.6cm), 40 x 40 in (101.6cm x 101.6cm)
Portfolio Images:  20 x 24 (50.8cm x 60.96cm)
Color Photographs, Digital “C” Fuji Crystal Archive Print

The “ArchitorSpace” photographs display my specific interest in as well my fear of enclosed areas and the banality of urban spaces. These places are typologies of contemporary post-industrial architectural aesthetic which makes the individual appear so displaced within the uncanny.  The photographic strategy is to purposefully make these images heavy with absence; these forgotten deserted (non-sites) are environments that are entirely familiar revealing no history or functionality but yet are commonplace.

The environments depicted within the images are sites that conjure up subconscious memories pointing out the familiarity within the redundancy of blandness within postindustrial space. These non-spaces that exist in the images are the enclosed public arenas in which you are viewed and exposed to the scrutiny of others.  They reveal an emptiness that is particularly banal, and commonplace, that has become the current prominent state within the post-industrial spaces that we as a modern society navigate and inhabit.

I photograph these locations from a direct, frontal point of view, at sufficient distance to include the entire space creating a flat and melancholic state. These architectural portraits become places of a matter-of-fact that demonstrates a primary function of the still photographic image, to record. The images are of spaces in which a building facade, alley or a corridor is virtually indistinguishable from another; repetition and redundancy collapse into an architectural singularity.  Within the images, the subjects who otherwise occupy these spaces are engulfed into the void of here-could-be-anywhere, into the monumental dissolution of space in contemporary architecture.

Resume:

Education
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.              Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.  Bachelor of Fine Arts             in Photography

Selected Art Exhibitions (*solo shows marked by asterisk)

2016
*Indifferent West, from the Indifferent West series project, Gallery     Vassie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* Thingstätten in Deutschland, Photography and Video Installation: Mark A. Chapman Gallery Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

2015
The Human Condition, Westbeth Gallery, New York, New York. Curator: Diana Jensen

2014
*ArchitorSpace, from the ArchitorSpace project, Photography and Video Installation: Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Center for Art &     Theatre, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Pattern and Rhythm through the Lens, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Long Island, NY

2012
Anthology, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State Collage, Daytona Beach, Florida

*ArchitorSpace, from the ArchitorSpace series project, Gallery Vassie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010
Lightness, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, Press-release: http://www3.fitnyc.edu/lightness/artists.html

2009
*In the Finest Tradition, Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Architectonic, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, (CADD) Art Lab, Dallas, Texas

2008
*ArchitorSpace, from the ArchitorSpace project, Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas, Texas

*Architecturally Induced, from the ArchitorSpace project, GE Art Gallery, Fairfield, Connecticut. Curator: Glenn Macura

*ArchitorSpace, from the ArchitorSpace project, Point of View Art     Gallery, New York, New York

2007
Photography in Berlin, images of Germany, Amadeus Art Berlin Gallery, Germany

2005
New Found Land, Priska Juschka Fine Art Gallery, New York, New York.     Curator: Yaelle Amir

Viajeros: North American Artist/Photographers Working in Cuba, Lehigh University Art Galleries

Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem, Penn

Place: Brooklyn, NY

Contact: mirer.daniel@gmail.com

Website: http://www.danielmirer.com