• Impossible Geometries (White Sands National Park, NM #1)
  • Millee Tibbs
  • $1425

  • size 13" × 16.5" × 1.25"
  • year 2014
  • materials Archival digital print and thread
  • edition of 5
  • framed In white
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“Impossible Geometries considers the construction of perspectival illusion created by the camera by overlaying the photographic image with hand-stitched 'impossible' geometric shapes. These works serves as a platform to discuss the gendered gaze of historic landscape photography and the mythology of the heroic masculine explorer/photographer by puncturing the illusion of these vast, larger-than-life vistas with traditionally feminine handicraft and calling attention to the illusory characteristic of photographic representation.” — Millee Tibbs
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About the Artist

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Millee Tibbs’ (b. 1976) work derives from her interest in photography’s ubiquity in contemporary culture and the tension between its truth-value and inherent manipulation of reality. Her photographs often address the fabrication of an ideal of the American landscape. By disrupting the photographic image through physical interventions (folding, cutting, and sewing), her work responds to the miniaturization and domestication of land through photography. Tibbs resides in Detroit, MI and holds an MFA in photography from RISD. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, participated in a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony and has held artist residencies at the Wassaic Project and the Santa Fe Art Institute.

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  • Meet
  • Millee Tibbs
  • Millee Tibbs speaks with us about her self portraits series.
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  • In Good Company
  • Bonobos, Los Angeles
  • We helped Bonobos deck out their latest Guideshop in L.A. with artwork by Ashok Sinha and Millee Tibbs.
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  • At Home
  • A West Village Duplex
  • Visit this airy New York duplex, designed by our friends at Lucy Harris Studio.
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  • At Home
  • Annie & Jack in Prospect Heights
  • When Annie and Jack moved from Chinatown to Prospect Heights, they called upon Refinery29's Sean Santiago to mediate their styles.
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  • At Home
  • Contemporary contrasts in San Francisco
  • Our friends at Smith Firestone Associates transformed this spacious San Francisco apartment at The Harrison into a calming and monochromatic dream.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tricks of the trade with Chango & Co.
  • We chatted with Susana Simonpietri, the creative director behind Chango & Co., about her tips on collecting art, design advice, and guidance on how to “make beauty happen”.
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  • At Uprise
  • 15 of the year's best spaces
  • Out with 2020 and in with 2021. We're reflecting on all of the spaces that became home to Uprise Art over the past year.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Millee on 'Mount Analogue'
  • Millee Tibbs reveals her darkroom sleight of hand as we follow her into the studio during residencies at The MacDowell Colony and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tricks of the trade with Fogarty Finger
  • We caught up with one of the design teams at Fogarty Finger to talk about supporting emerging artists, color as a guiding design principle, and art as hospitality. 

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