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Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer (b. 1976) is an alumni of the New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, and gained her MFA from the University of California. Diane has been an actively producing artist for more than ten years. Her work has been presented in several group and solo exhibitions, both in the US and internationally. Diane Meyer lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Diane Meyer expands on found photographs by adding layers of intervention, particularly embroidery. The photos she uses are often seemingly banal family snaps—the kind of images that filled albums, from school yearbooks to family trips. In the Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten and the Reunion series, Meyer sews cross stitch squares onto sections of photos. “The images are broken down and reformed through the embroidery into a hand-sewn pixel structure,” she points out. As details emerge and context disappears, Meyer’s work raises questions about the structure of pose and presentation, as well as memory. “I am interested in the disjunct between actual experience and photographic representation, and photography’s ability to supplant memory, as well as the ways in which photographs transform personal history into nostalgic objects that obscure objective understandings of the past.” Intersecting the analogue and the digital, Meyer’s collages return the photograph to the world of the physical.

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