Trap

Juan Geuer

BIRTH YEAR 1917
BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH YEAR 2009
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Metal and mirrors
DATE 2004
DIMENSIONS 609.6cm x 243.8cm x 609.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.29a-l
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An interactive installation of a metal see-saw with two seats facing each other at the each end, one white and one black, between is a double sided mirror hanging by chains from a metal frame at eye level when sited. The viewers are ask to sit on either side of a mirror and peer at each other. This work explores the relationship, and sometimes power struggle, between artists and their subject (their models). This piece is also called The See Saw of Portraiture by Geuer.

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