Em Rooney 1983

Woont in New York. Werkt in New York.
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Galerie Fons Welters

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Em Rooney woont en werk in New York en werkt veelal in fotografie en sculptuur. Na een studie in Philadelphia en aan de Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture combineert Rooney haar praktijk tussen New York en het landelijke Great Barrington, waar ze ook les geeft aan Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Em Rooney’s werk was onder andere onderdeel van de tentoonstelling Being. New Photography in 2018 in het Museum of Modern Art, New York. Haar werk maakt sindsdien ook deel uit van de collectie van het museum. Verder toonde ze haar werk onder andere bij de galeries Simone Subal, NY; Bodega, NY; CreveCoeur, Parijs en Foxy Productions, NY. Magazines en dagbladen zoals Art in America, The New York Times, Artnews, Artsy en Frieze publiceerden over haar werk.

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New York Times
Em Rooney’s “Ordinary Time” is one of my favorite shows — another small one, in a basement space on Rivington Street. Its title refers to weeks and months between Christian holy days marking events in the life of Jesus. And the show’s 16 images, called “Stations of the Cross,” refer to the final cluster of events called the Passion. The sequence begins with the Last Supper, continues through Jesus’s death, and ends at his tomb. But each scene, embodied in blurry photographs, is set in the present: “Three Marys Meet Jesus” is an all-women civil rights march; “Joseph Takes Jesus Down From the Cross” is an EMS rescue; Jesus’s death, a solar eclipse. The work gives us everyday life as a sacred tale. Ms. Rooney is currently included in the exhibition “Being: New Photography 2018” at the Museum of Modern Art. Maybe someday “Ordinary Time” will be shown in that museum too. But I guarantee you, it will never again look as unordinary as it does in a Lower East Side gallery this spring.
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Holland Cotter