New York-based artist Laurie O’Brien created the Peephole Cinema in 2013, a miniature cinema installation with satellite projects in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles. For the Peephole Gallery O’Brien reimagines a fractured narrative consisting of shadow puppets and still lifes within a series of dioramas that incorporate miniature films as portals of entrapment for the viewer. Through the peepholes, the viewer navigates an entry point for an investigation of contemporary ideas around deception, dual identities, and alternative worlds.
Laurie O’Brien is multi-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, performance and animation. O’Brien received an MFA from Cal Arts and currently resides between Brooklyn and Rochester. O’Brien is an Assistant Professor of Visual Media at RIT in the Photography Department.