Rachel Rose, still from Lake Valley, 2016. HD video, 8:25 min. Collection of Art Bridges. Image courtesy the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.
The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) invites the public to view its new exhibition, Rachel Rose: Lake Valley that opens Friday, January 24 at the museum.
“Rachel Rose is one of the best-known artists working with moving images in America today,” said El Paso Museum of Art Senior Curator Dr. Kate Green.
“Visitors of all ages are going to enjoy Lake Valley, an exploration of a day in the life of a young person. Presented in an installation designed by the artist, the video uses animated images and sounds to evoke what it feels like to be young and newly independent.”
The exhibit features a ten-minute video and sound installation that follows a day in the life of a young girl and her pet. Taking elements from children’s literature, Rose joins dreamy imagery with an ethereal soundtrack to create a story without words. Audiences will reflect on themes of childhood and loneliness as well as growth and adulthood.
In addition to the exhibit, a family-friendly collaborative space will allow visitors to create their own stories inspired by Rose.
“The interactive activities will engage audiences of all ages through creative storytelling…visitors will be able to use a felt wall to collage images and use a magnet board to describe their narrative,” museum officials added. “Visitors can also enjoy a writing station and reading nook within the collaborative space.”
The exhibition is free and will run through August. For more information on the exhibit or to learn more, visit the El Paso Museum of Art website.