The TOROSIETE Museum of Contemporary Art is honored to welcome Kalliope Amorphous from New York City, New York.
For over a decade, Kalliope Amorphous has explored dreamlike and surreal narratives through a diverse portfolio of fine art, portraiture, experimental photography, and conceptual art. Whether excavating the contents of her own subconscious in self-portraiture, documenting the people and environment around her, or experimenting with unique conceptual processes, Amorphous takes the viewer to a place where alienation and fragility are offset by moments of beauty.
A self-taught photographer, Amorphous creates her own alternative methodologies using handmade and alternative lighting as well as experimenting with textiles, surfaces, mirrors, and in-camera distortion techniques. Much of Amorphous’s work uses reflections, blur, mirrors, and multiple exposure to lead the viewer through the artist’s favorite themes — identity, mortality, time, and consciousness.
Kalliope has received worldwide recognition for her work in creative and conceptual photography. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and her photographs are included in private collections worldwide including Spain, Romania, Germany, Holland, India, Russia, and the United States. She currently divides her time between Providence, Rhode Island and New York City.
For her first TOROSIETE Museum exhibition, we have selected some of the works from her Glass Houses series.
“In Glass Houses, I capture split-second deconstructions of my own reflection by manipulating flexible mirror boards made from polyester film. The light and color sensitivity of the surface is similar to water, creating a reflection which passes through countless configurations in a fraction of a second.In this project, I confront questions of self-image and the ways in which our interior worlds conflict with our exterior form. How does the image that we present to the world differ from what we see when we look in the mirror? If our desires, fears, secrets and vulnerabilities were manifested physically, what might they look like? The process of working with these mirrors acts like a screen for my subconscious mind, often answering questions and revealing deeper aspects of my hopes, fears, and memories in the resulting image. I began this series in 2012 and will continue working with this process in the future, because it has been my favorite experimental process.” – Kalliope Amorphous
Limited-Edition, Hand-Signed Fine Art Photographic prints of the works from this exhibition are for sale in our Museum Gallery Store.