Diane Meyer, Stairs Bösebrücke, 2016 & Venice I (Santa Croce), 2021; Hand-sewn archival inkjet prints


Coming from a background in photography, Diane Meyer manipulates her photographs through the embroidery technique of cross-stitch. “The embroidery is made to resemble pixels and borrows the visual language of digital imaging in an analog, tactile process.” Meyer applies cross-stitching onto the surface of her photos, obscuring sections of the images and drawing the viewer’s attention to the constructs of recalling and concealing.

The six altered photographic images on display are of two European metropolises of historical significance. Two photographs in this series are based on her residency in Berlin and are the records of her explorations, walking through the city and observing the remains of the Berlin wall. The other photographs of the architecture of Venice comment on the dying handicraft of Venetian lacemaking, now produced by machines in industrial processes. Having keenly investigated these cities led the artist to the realization that memories are often altered perceptions.

Diane Meyer grew up in New Jersey and received a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is a Professor of Photography at Loyola Marymount University. Solo exhibiHons include those at Klompching Gallery, NYC; the Griffin Museum of Photography, MassachuseMs; 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica; AIR Gallery, NYC, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City; the Encontros da Imagem FesHval, Portugal and Gryder Gallery, New Orleans. Her work has been included in numerous group shows in the US and abroad including those at the George Eastman Museum, Rochester; Robert Mann Gallery, NYC; Regina Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna; The BraMleboro Museum of Art, Vermont; The Hood Museum, NH; Kunstagentur Dresden; Große Rathaus, Landshut, Germany; Diffusion InternaHonal Photography FesHval, Wales; Schneider Gallery, Chicago; Field Projects, NYC; Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin; Galerie Huit, Arles; Susan Laney Contemporary, Savannah; Marshall Contemporary, Los Angeles and Flowers Gallery, London. Her work is in the permanent collecHons of the George Eastman Museum; Clarinda Carnegie Museum, the Hood Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. She is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York.

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