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Artist Mikayla Whitmore talks about her work

<p>&#8220;Linea&#8221; Archival giclee print, plexi-mounted, 24 inches by 68 inches</p>

“Linea” Archival giclee print, plexi-mounted, 24 inches by 68 inches

Forever No More, an exibit of large photographs by Las Vegas artist Mikayla Whitmore, is on view at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery through Oct. 12. Using a minimum of Photoshop trickery, Whitmore layers different, disparate photos into a single image in an attempt to simulate and explore the way memory works. We asked her about this image from the show, titled “Linea.”

“The image of the bed was taken in my apartment on the last day I was studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. Leaving one reality for another, the next day I set out to visit some family members in Hong Kong — which is where the peak and skyline were photographed — before returning back home to Las Vegas.

“My artwork is focused on capturing, analyzing and romanticizing fleeting moments that no longer exist. I consider my memory of such moments as a connection to the past as well as a guide for the future. The photographs featured in Forever No More all have dark fields that function as a seam and allows for different memories to combine. The result is a fusion of obscure yet significant moments throughout my life.”

Also, “We pass by overlooked objects until something alters our perception. Individual memories fall by the wayside, figments merge together; dreams become possible, truth no longer cemented by fact.”

There will be an artist reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, 455-8239