sarah rooney
 

 

THERE’S SOMETHING OUTLANDISH ABOUT BRINGING THE OCEAN INDOORS


This project is part of an on-going dialogue between painting and photography through a layering of registers. As a witness to subtle spatial conundrums, the works in this series are reflections on shifts in distance, immediacy, and time.

Suspended Emulsions investigate ways of putting pressure on the viewing experience. Photographs formalized as precisely scaled prints immerse the viewer in the foam-like space of the image. Touching on the challenges of global proximity and distance, they invite us to visually inhabit the materiality of the print surface as well as the landscape of the in-between at the edge of the ocean, making visible a layering of potential planes. The Capsule paintings are like artefacts of time surveillance—forms between monolith and sail.

The oceanic elements in these works put forward an opening for a seeping through of the unseen and the unforeseen. Encapsulated in the encounter between painting and photography is the ebb and flow of the tides, where seeing is defined as much by erasure as it is by presence



 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #2, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 28” / 76 x 71 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #3, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 21” / 76 x 53 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPSULE A1, 2015

gesso and acrylic on canvas

60” x 48” / 152 x 121 cm

Photo Credits: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #5, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 29” / 76 x 73.5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #6, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 43.5” / 76 x 110 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION DIPTYCH

Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC

March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC

March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPSULE A4, 2016

gesso ink, acrylic on linen

17” x 22” / 43cm x 55cm

Photo Credits: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #7, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

17” x 15” / 43cm x 38cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC

March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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