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Em Rooney

Born in 1983, Bridgeport, United States

Lives and works in New York City, United States


Em Rooney combines sculpture and photography in her practice, which orbits ideas of queerness, intimacy, anti-capitalism and communion. Seeing photographs as “too frail” to stand alone, Rooney works with pewter, plaster and resin amongst other texturally weighty materials to craft individual frames, or “containers” as she labels them for each work. As an antidote to the constant stream of images we encounter through advertising, social media and other streams of technology, Rooney’s work affords...Read more