Eye to Eye

Juan Geuer

BIRTH YEAR 1917
BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH YEAR 2009
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Metal and mirror
DATE c. 1993
DIMENSIONS 27.3cm x 124.5cm x 48.3cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.15
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
As part of an interactive installation, this sculpture of a face form mirror suspended in a black metal circle mounted a pole, fixed to a black stand. The face is a long oblong silhouette with ears and eye-holes allowing the viewer to look through the openings. This work explores perception using mirrors, as an unexpected perspective is achieved when the viewer peers through the eyes in the sculpture and meet the eyes of another person peering through from the other side.

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