Roni Horn "This is Me, This is You"
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Born in 1955, New York, Roni Horn studied at Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. Horn began her art practice in 1975, creating minimalist-influenced conceptual sculptures, and in the 90s, her work became more focused on photography.
"I move through language to arrive at the visual," says Horn. Through a wide range of mediums like photography, installation, drawing, and text, she creates complex relationships between the viewer and her work, highlighting our senses of time and place, experience, existence, memory, and identity.
"This is Me, This is You," the work showcased in this exhibition is a series of portraits of Horn's niece, Georgia Loy, photographed between 1988 and 2000. A grid of 48 photographs of Georgia occupies a wall space, revealing the girl's various expressions changing throughout time. On the opposite side, another set of photographs are mounted like a mirroring image. These two grids are almost identical at first glance, but there is a few seconds of time lag in between each photographs on the corresponding positions.
Horn believes that viewers complete her work. When viewers enter into the space and face the work, and slowly start to realize those two groups are not the same, her work enters its final stage.
Opening Reception: June 20th (Fri) 19:00-21:00
[Image: "This is Me, This is You" (detail) (1998-2000)]
From 2008-06-20 To 2008-08-10
Roni Horn's photographic installation at Rat Hole Gallery explores the nuances of intimate portraiture.