bitforms gallery NYC presents Daniel Rozin: ‘Shades’
Daniel Rozin’s practice has investigated the nuance of reflected portraiture and mechanical choreography for nearly three decades. In his latest exhibition, the artist pairs the evanescent experience of live image creation with a variety of new materials. Rozin implements a masterful manipulation of light and shadow to create complex dynamic images and colors, the focus of which grants this exhibition its name.
Rozin is an expert with uncanny materials—a challenge he implements as an artistic constraint. In Chopstick Mirror the artist refigures a familiar dining utensil into an element of representation. Although the artwork is intrinsically mechanical, it attempts to display the viewer by echoing the fluidity of their motion. The resulting depictions are interactive images investigated through the constraint of one-dimensional linear objects. This piece acts as an experiment beyond the mirror, inviting reactions from the piece itself, such as gestures of friendliness, surprise, and coyness, in addition to generative routines and sonic compositions.