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Paris Photo LA 2015 :


The galley presents a solo exhibition by artist Rachel Rom. Rom is best known for her cinematic images, sweeping portraits reminiscent of black and white films. Depicting her subjects from unexpected angles or seemingly unaware of her presence, Rom creates the impression of capturing a fleeting moment in time. This sense of the temporal is enhanced through Rom’s unconventional use of light; she inserts cinematic glare into her works, further dislocating the subject, and inviting viewers to meditate on the very notion of portraiture. Employing a host of techniques that span the history of photography, from the traditional use of silver prints and gelatin to iPhone photos, Rom explores the medium’s varied potential. Taking photography as a starting point, Rom makes a picture, then removes portions, re-photographs, layers imagery, or alters the original composition, creating singular works that verge on sculptural. Among the works on view is Naked Fragmented, which depicts a naked woman walking down the road, though the image of the woman herself has been removed from the frame, and placed just alongside of it. Through this work Rom refutes the notion of photography as a reproducible medium, challenging conventional ideas about the boundaries and limitations of a photograph. A collection of additional works from Rom’s 2014 solo exhibition Fragments is also on view, including several large format photographs, and a series entitled Remanence Wall. The Remanence Wall series reflects the deeply interconnected nature of Rom’s work, and the way in which her exhibitions reference one another.

Paris Photo Los Angeles
May 1st – 3rd, 2015
Galerie E.G.P.
06 – Stage 14
Paramount Pictures Studios
Los Angeles
780 N. Gower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
United States

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