Mikayla Whitmore’s main interest focuses on photography and installation – in particular, the overlap between both fields, specifically the phantom surrealism of the photographic image to explore the elusiveness of place, self-awareness, and memory. Her work explores the potential of the photographic medium and deconstructing the built-up facades she encounters in daily life as a queer artist. Heavily inspired by Hollywood’s depiction of the West, vintage Sci-Fi Movies, and growing up in the neon-laced city of Las Vegas. Selected exhibitions include Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (NV), David B Smith Gallery (CO), and Humble Arts Foundation (NY). She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. When not in the studio, she can be found somewhere in the desert with her chihuahua Pistol.
Magic Circle taps into the lore of desert landscapes mingled with the art historical symbolism of the mirror. Functioning as both a tool of inward reflection and vehicle for story-telling, Whitmore’s carefully placed mirrors echo untold narratives hidden in the desert sands.
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