Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Throughout my practice, I create momentary sculptural sets for the camera using reconstructed photographic prints and found materials. My work physically reimagines the perceived world from something seen to something felt, exploring how the multifaceted nature of experience might emotionally manifest. The process is physical both in and out of the studio, a performance of sorts. Collecting images and objects, I then reassemble them into new compositions in the studio.
In my series, A Balancing Act, I explore moments of visual instability, utilizing form, repetition, and color to build upon the existing captured images. The fragmented images mimic a moment you can almost remember. Pieces of the memory come in and out of focus, rendering the details close to the viewer but far, familiar but distant. Components are altered, removed, and repositioned. In turn, my series deepens the viewer’s perception of recollection, time, and image-making.
‘Desert Five Spot in the Wind’, 20x30, Archival Pigment Print, 2019
‘Rose Glow’, 30x45, Archival Pigment Print, 2020
‘Cave Stack’, 30x45, Archival Pigment Print,, 2020
‘Up Close and Far Away’, 20x30, Archival Pigment Print, 2020
‘A Wet Sunset’, 30x45, Archival Pigment Print, 2020
‘Glass and Shadows in the Arroyo’, 30x45, Archival Pigment Print, 2020
‘Sediment Curve’, 20x30, Archival Pigment Print, 2019
'Butterfly Wings in a River', 30x45, Archival Pigment Print, 2020
‘Soaking Glass on a Ripple’, 30x45, Archival Pigment Print, 2020
‘The First Act’, 20x30, Archival Pigment Print, 2019
Emily Margarit Mason is an artist living and working in New Mexico. She received her B.F.A. in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland. Her photographs deny realism by accumulating and compressing perspectives, ultimately confusing the assumed monocular lens the camera typically provides. Her work has been shown in Baltimore, New York City, Milwaukee, Chicago, Miami, and Santa Fe. She is inspired daily by the light, landscape and magic that surrounds her.