Friday, 7pm, Three Times 2008

Rebecca Einhorn
Gestures 10: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times, January 18 – June 15, 2008
Materials
video, wire

For more than twenty years Rebecca Einhorn has been making art paintings and since videos exploring the human form and the subtle expressive visual...

Description

For more than twenty years, Rebecca Einhorn has been making art (paintings and, since 2000, videos) exploring the human form and the subtle expressive visual codes that reveal or suggest character. Her videos touch on themes of human vulnerability and the sensuousness of the body, as well as the figure’s strange intersection with the spiritual through environment, movement, and sound. Along with a three-dimensional wire-mesh figure seated at a table, and glass windowpanes hanging from the ceiling, here Einhorn’s video depicts a man outside in the night cold with bright swaths of steam rippling off his back, illuminated by a low-set light. Played in reverse, the steam in the video appears to be magnetically collecting into the man’s body, rather than extending into the atmosphere, evoking a dreamscape of a black hole where energies are pulled inward against their will.

 

Curated by Heather Pesanti

About the Artist

Rebecca Einhorn received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Creating both paintings and videos, Einhorn’s work focuses on the human form and the subtle expressive visual codes that reveal character. Her videos explore human vulnerability and the sensuousness of the body, as well as the body’s strange intersection with the spiritual through environment, movement and sound.