Rocks and Rapture [Roches et ravissement]

Juan Geuer

Date de naissance 1917
Lieu de naissance Soest, Holland
Date du décès 2009
Lieu du décès Almonte, Ontario

Ottawa-based conceptual artist Juan Geuer believed that artists and scientists work towards a common goal—observation for greater insight into the rhythms of nature. In this installation, a bell jar from an instrument used to measure absolute gravity rests in a pile of rocks. Peer into the bowl and you will see a reflection of yourself through rock, as if descending into the earth, while the warm metallic tones recall the magma that makes up the earth’s mantle.

Technique bol en verre et roches
DATE 2008
DIMENSIONS installationcm x installationcm x installationcm
Numéro d'acquisition 2013.04.34
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : don d'Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013
Description du catalogue
An installation of a reflective metallic gilded bell jar resting on pile of rocks against a wall. The bowl was the cover of an instrument to measure absolute gravity. The viewers look down the metallic tunnel through the pile of rocks, see their reflection at the bottom of the jar and feel as though they are descending into the earth.

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