Maggie Carson Romano
there, there / April 22 - 28, 2011
There, There was a single photograph that refreshed randomly. Each image was a slight shift from the one prior. The frame of the image remained the same, a wall of my apartment in New York. Over the course of the week I introduced mirrors to create an echoing exploration of my domestic space. Sometimes all that would change would be the color of the light, other times a new mirror would be added in the background giving you a glimpse of the floor, or the ceiling, or a peek out the window. I wanted to reward the observant observer with unexpected, unexplained changes within the frame. Some images were up for days, while others were only exhibited for minutes before being refreshed.
BIO: Maggie Carson Romano combines photography, video and installation in query of the physicality of memory and its intrinsic connection to sensitivity and response. In her work, she pulls single elements from context to express both their strength and vulnerability. Emergent randomness powers her fleeting installations, each of which are sensitive to variables that lie beyond control. The systematic responses embedded in these works yield accumulations and dispersions that become physical records of each work through time and space.
She studied fine art at the University of Southern California and earned her MFA at the University of Washington. She recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles.