Teacup, Tryst Red, Photography ’23


25 in stock

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    W 11 x H 14 inches

    Archival inkjet print

    A still-life image depicting Shasta, my spotted Australian python, curled around a teacup. If you enjoy traditional still-life paintings from the 1600s, you might appreciate the style of these still-life prints, as they are inspired by the artwork of the Dutch Golden Age, such as the works by painter Pieter Claesz.
    This image is an edition out of 25.

    Item is located in Clinton Twp, Michigan. Local pickup available. Shipping available for an additional fee. Contact aweisbrod@cranbrook.edu for a custom shipping quote.

    Tryst “Red” Mallette is a Detroit-based artist (b. 1994). Her practice reflects her desire for connection, as it propels the exploration of self, intimacy, and a person’s physical and mental existence within their space. Tryst investigates these areas between individuality and complex social encounters. Dealing with her vulnerabilities has influenced her to preserve intimacies and individuality–emphasizing the importance of a person’s relationship to place and human behavior. Attachment to place is the product of memories, that have contributed to the formation of one’s identity. Through this exploration of identity and space, Tryst desires to create work that celebrates and affirms our shared experiences and individuality.

    Tryst has been photographing both analog and digital for over 11 years, with an emphasis on studio lighting and formal portraiture. She graduated from Wayne State University in 2020 with a BFA in photography and art history.

    In 2018, Tryst presented her series Affinity & Twain in a group exhibition at the Whitdel Arts gallery in Detroit, MI.
    In 2019, Tryst received the Art Activity Award for her series, The Female Gaze: Feminine Masculinity.
    In August of 2021, Tryst curated and held her first solo exhibition, Skin & Scales, at Tom Gibbs Studio in Ferndale, MI.
    Tryst is currently an MFA candidate in the Photography Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, scheduled for graduation in 2023.