It is at the intimate MainLine Gallery that emerging visual artist Mirov premiered her first solo exhibition last week. Titled “ART THRPY” , the multimedia collection explored the different dimensions of one’s self. “We are both our best ally but also our worst enemy and this is what conducts this body of work,” explained the artist. Mirov’s pieces embodies this constant duality between one’s thoughts and actions. She brought to life the constant connections happening within the self throughout the on-going process of identity formation. Influenced and reflective of our technological era, her installations portray the interactions at play on a personal and global scale. Her refreshing artwork brings a new perspective on what it means to live within our ever-evolving social climate. Her pieces display a brilliant combination of conventional collage, digital art as well as acrylic and spray paint. Unlike many current collage artists, Mirov’s process follows the traditional technique of cutting, printing, pasting and layering. Moreover, each fragment manually glued onto the canvas is no larger than 8 by 11. Tangible assembling allows a connection with the material that no software could fulfill, explained the artist pointing the visible lines and layers on the canvas. There is something unique about building something with your hands, seeing it come to life as the layers pile on the canvas, which, according to the artist, is very different from using Photoshop. Prejudice against emerging artists has recently surfaced deeming that their digitally inclined work resulted in a lack of authenticity. Yet, ART THRPY proves this belief wrong. The exhibition immerses the viewer into a unique universe, its implicit narrative leaving the patrons of the exhibit reflecting on their own contrasting thoughts and emotions.