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Mara Magyarosi-Laytner Artist Reception at Ferndale Library Aug 30

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner Artist Reception Aug 30

Ferndale, MI –  Mara Magyarosi-Laytner is a Detroit based artist, photographer, and alternative process enthusiast bringing her work to the Ferndale Library this month, with a Reception on Thurs., Aug 30 (6-8pm). Magyarosi-Laytner grew up in Westland, completed her Masters in Arts Administration in Savannah, and is currently based in Hazel Park. Her work typically pairs double exposure photography with inkjet transfer processes to explore the impact anxiety disorders have on the human condition.

Mara has been teaching around the Detroit area for years and values the connections that can be made between audience and artist. She learned about alternative processes and transfer processes (in photography) at the College for Creative Studies. Her work is a visual representation of a “stress response,” which is the physiological action that the body takes in a fight or flight situation.

“My motivation is a very personal one – I want to engage my audiences in what I experience most days of my life. I’ve often heard things like, “Oh, you’re just a little nervous,” or “There’s nothing to worry about!” and although I know that on a very real level, my body’s fight or flight mechanism is always going haywire. Visual hyperstimulation most often happens during the fifteen minutes or so before someone is in a panic attack – often times, you don’t even realize that you are in it until it is happening. When I discovered that viewing my work through 3D glasses induces that feeling, I wanted to get it in front of as many people as I could.”

Mara uses wild, bright colors and complex imagery to bring to light the different visual impairments that can happen with these disorders–which often afflict artists, as well as actors, activists, highly motivated, creative and successful people. “I feel that I would not be anywhere near the artist that I am without that, but that doesn’t mean having anxiety disorders is a cakewalk. Still, the ability of a person to persevere through the struggle of your body fighting against you on a daily basis creates a warrior!”

More info: Artist Mara Magyarosi-Laytner
Exhibiting Aug 12–Sept 23
Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Rd
Thurs., Aug 30 – 6pm-8pm

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