Untitled (from One to Nothing), 2011
Archival inkjet print, 10 x 10″ on 14 x 11″ paper
Edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist
Irina Rozovsky’s project One to Nothing depicts an Israel we do not see on the news. Her images describe a place beyond politics; they do not defend a side or critique the conflict. Israel is seen as a mythological backdrop to the age-long struggle between man and the dusty, sun-bleached landscape of his origin. A loose, subtle, and open-ended narrative, One to Nothing describes a historic tension with unusual observations. This beautiful, limited-edition color print portrays two brothers locked in a stalemate on the shores of the Dead Sea, a battle we seem to have been fighting since the beginning of time. The image graces the cover of Rozovsky’s first monograph, One to Nothing (Kehrer Verlag, 2011). Rozovsky’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. Solo and group shows include Smith College, Northampton, MA; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Breda International Photo Festival, Breda, The Netherlands; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL; and Noorderlicht Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands. Rozovsky participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in August 2012.