The Black Mirror

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Collection of Eight Plaster Surrogates, 1982/88 Enamel On Hydrostone 9.5 X 54 Inches (Overall) © Courtesy of the Artist
Untitled, 1976-78 Wood Painted Black 45 1/2 X 88 1/2 X 7 1/2 Inches © Courtesy of Pace Gallery LLC
Dead Day IV, 2008 Acrylic On Burned Linen 72 X 72 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery
Untitled (Black Arch), 1992 Glass Microspheres In Acrylic On Canvas 96 X 96 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and ACE Gallery
#1569A, Cruising Bar, Madrid, 1997/2010 Unique Chromogenic Print 55 1/8 X 41 7/8 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist
Dark Rift, 2013 Oil And Asphaltum On Canvas 88 1/4 X 83 Inches © Courtesy of the Artists and ACE Gallery
Ice Grid #3,4,5,6, 2010 Archival Pigment Print 17 3/8 X 12 3/8 Inches (Each) © Courtesy of the Artist
Twin, 2013 Polished Aluminum And Wax 36 X 35 1/2 X 19 1/4 Inches © Courtesy of Diane Rosenstein Fine Art
Ruin 1: The Stones in the Wall, 2012 Unique Silver Gelatin Photograms From Ice, Silhouetted 61 5/8 X 105 1/2 Inches (Framed) © Courtesy of Diane Rosenstein Fine Art
F416880691 A and B, 2011 Polaroids (Positive And Negative) 16 X 10 1/2 Inches Each, Framed © Courtesy of the Artist and M + B
Drawing, 1997 Graphite On Rag Paper 81 X 132 X 23 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and the Gagosian
Untitled (black), 1988 Fiberglass And Resin On Plywood 93 1/2 X 14 1/2 X 1 1/4 Inches © © The Estate of John McCracken  Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London
The Black Mirror

831 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90038
January 19th, 2013 - March 9th, 2013
Opening: January 19th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

+1 323 462-2790
10:00am - 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Diane Rosenstein, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, The Black Mirror, photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, sculpture


Diane Rosenstein Fine Art is pleased to present The Black Mirror, a group show curated by James Welling and Diane Rosenstein. This will be primarily an all-black show, engaging the literal and associative properties of reflective black surface materials. The power and provocation of each work is in the proposal it makes for presence in the absence of a diversified palette.

The Black Mirror, opening Saturday, January 19th, will inaugurate Diane Rosenstein's new gallery at 831 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

The title of the show is inspired by Henri Matisse's painting Anemones au Miroir Noir (1918-19) and also the history of artistic engagement with Claude glass, convex mirrors used especially in the 18th and 19th century by painters. A layer of black tint was placed over the mirror's surface producing impure images. The convexity of the mirror and its shape were variable, but in general were designed to enhance perception at differing distances.

The relations of this exhibition's individual works to the conceit ofThe Black Mirror are as complex as are their relations to one another. Each work alters the viewer's perception, as might a Claude glass, using, by turns, literal or figurative transformation of objects, space, and material to suggest differing relations between an artwork and a self.