Heather Rasmussen: Sculptures, photographs and movement
Weingart Gallery at Occidental College
1600 Campus Road., Los Angeles CA 90041
August 17 - October 17, 2016
Organized by Aandrea Stang
Text by Bridget Carron

Occidental College is pleased to present Heather Rasmussen: Sculptures, photographs and movement, an exhibition of new work by the Los Angeles based artist.The exhibition will feature works in which Rasmussen plays the role of both artist and subject. Using rotting vegetables alongside casts of her limbs the artist explores themes of preservation, decay, and the passage of time. By displaying her own replicated body parts, she calls upon the viewer to examine the fragility of ones own body. Her identity as a dancer, and the movement and dependence on time associated with that practice, becomes a focus through the use of motion pictures and mirrors using the tropes of photography, sculpture, and video work. She changes one of the sculptures in the main gallery in the fireplace every two weeks for the duration of the exhibition. Each time the sculpture is changed it is also photographed. The exhibition includes Rasmussen’s first video...

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