• Tesseract / Glacier de Cheilon: Composite - The Null Hypothesis
  • Millee Tibbs
  • $3100

  • size 24" × 30" × 1.25"
  • year 2016
  • materials Four individual silver gelatin prints on Ilford fiber paper
  • edition of 10
  • framed In black
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“For 'Mount Analogue', I wanted to explore the contradiction between the Sublime, an ineffable experience beyond imitation, and the photographic, an image which can only represent what is in front of the camera's lens. I love the poetry of the indexical tie between photograph and subject, this string of light that traverses time and space to bind a photo to its referent. So much of the truth value of photography is bound up in that. I am also fascinated by the alchemical properties of the analog photographic process, the quest for immortality through the transformation of metals, and how this relates to the mountain as a site of physical and mystic transformation. So, it seemed like the best way to achieve sublime photographic transformation, while undermining truth value, would be in the darkroom.” — 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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