Tag Archives: Em Rooney


There’s an Édouard Glissant text I read with my students called For Opacity.” It’s not specifically about images, but how “understanding” is a type of imperialism, that there’s a right that people have to opacity. — Em Rooney

WOMEN IN FICTION—Rooney’s Los Angeles show of new sculptural and photographic work—has been extended.

See link below for appointment information.


Through January 23, by appointment.

François Ghebaly

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

Em Rooney, Women in Fiction, François Ghebaly, December 12, 2020–January 23, 2021, from top: Poppy for Emi Wada, 2020, blackened and welded steel, rice paper, water soluble oil paint, thread; Jennie C. Jones at Her After Party, 2020, pewter, poplar, aluminum leaf, museum glass, silver gelatin print; Girl Spinning, 2020, pewter, poplar, aluminum leaf, museum glass, silver gelatin print; Good Wombs Make Bad Sons, 2020 (2), welded steel, burlap and Hydrocal, enamel paint, epoxy resin, laser copies; Lady Macbeth, 2020 (2), blackened and welded steel, glass, linen, paste wax, yarn; Queen of Cups, 2020 (2), welded steel, Hydrocal and burlap, aluminum leafing, heat blankets, epoxy resin; Burned Fox-like in Spring, 2020; Certain Fields Blow Green Forever (detail), 2020, frame materials (not shown) are pewter, poplar, copper leaf, oil stick, museum glass, silver gelatin print. Images © Em Rooney, courtesy of the artist and François Ghebaly.


PLAN YOUR VOTE is a 2020 visual arts initiative that harnesses the power of art to promote and encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote.

Help connect and mobilize our communities by sharing widely with friends and family so everyone has a voting strategy and is vote ready.

Now more than ever, it’s urgent to plan your vote.*

See links below for details.


Register to vote.


Participating artists include Aaron Rose, Alina Perkins, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, American Artist, Amy Khoshbin, Amy Yao, Anna Sew Hoy, Barbara Kasten, Caitlin Keogh, Calida Rawles, Candida Alvarez, Christine Sun Kim, Davide Balula, Derrick Adams, Dyani White Hawk, Eileen Cowan, Elka Krajewska, Em Rooney, Guerrilla Girls, Isabel Yellin, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Jake Margolin, Jenny Holzer, Jesse Duquette, Jessica Rankin, Jim Hodges, Joseph Grigely, Julie Mehretu, Kambui Olujimi, Kamrooz Aram, Karen Finley, Kate Costello, Katherine Bernhardt, Keltie Ferris, Kennedy Yanko, Ken Okiishi, Laurie Simmons, Leidy Churchman, Luis Camnitzer, Macon Reed, Marc Hundley, Marcel Dzama, Mark Alice Durant, Mark Handforth, Marilyn Minter, Matthew Brannon, Megan Sant, Michael Stipe, Monument Lab (Paul Farber and Ken Lum), Morleigh Steinberg, Muna Malik, Nick Mauss, Nick Vaughan, Pam Lins, Paola Kudacki, Patti Smith, Paul Ramirez Jonas, RJ Messineo, Robert Davis, Robert Longo, Robert Wilson, Régime des Fleurs, Sally Mann, Sam Falls, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sanford Biggers, Sebastian Kim, Stewart Uoo, Tanya Aguiñiga, Thomas Dozol, Todd Selby, Tom Burr, Vicki DaSilva, Vincent Valdez, Wangechi Mutu, and Xylor Jane.

Plan Your Vote artwork by, from top: Calida Rawles, Anna Sew Hoy, Caitlin Keogh, Wangechi Mutu, Alina Perkins, Guerrilla Girls, Sally Mann, Paola Kudacki, Isabel Yellin, Barbara Kasten, Karen Finley and Amy Khoshbin. Images courtesy and © the artists and Plan Your Vote.