Using the "left-overs" of an industrial society, artist Mattie Berhang creates a mysterious environment of forms, colors, and shapes, familiar and unfamiliar.
Apertures at various levels provide peep-holes into her fantasy world for young and old alike. Activated by an electonic eye when one gets close to the piece, a person looking through the various peep holes gets a new view of familiar objects.
Berhang was born in New York City and works in Long Island City. She is represented by the Carolo Lamagna Gallery on 57th Street in New York City. She has had her work exhibited in museums mostly in the United States, but some as far afield as Ecuador and the Philippines.