Gardening with Em Rooney

January 19, 2018

Em Rooney has a show coming up at the Museum of Modern Art soon. What else would we want to talk about? Marriage, Vermont, and gardening in the studio. That’s what.

Show Notes

1. Outer frame with sage, Kenny’s apartment, 2016. Hand dyed canvas, wood, sage, hand colored silver gelatin print in artist’s frame. 33 x 28 in (83.8 x 71.1 cm)
2. Chris and I, Murch, 2016. Hand colored silver gelatin print in artist’s frame. 10.5 x 13.5 in (26.7 x 34.3 cm)
3.“Louise Bourgeois, Dick Cheney, David Hammons, Margaret Thatcher, Genesis P- Orrdige, Terr, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The custom containers for these hats, once imbued with thestatus of disparate and marginalized labor, here compose a dysfunctional yet interdependentfamily, singing in an eternal choir.”
Excerpt from Chris Domenik and Em Rooney, After the Sun (pamphlet) from an exhibition at Vanity East, 2016
4. Deep Black Lakes Em Rooney with Mariana Valencia September 4, 2016 at The Shandaken Project at Storm King
5. From an exhibition with Dana Hoey at

6. From Chris Domenik's ongoing books.