Andrew Mount‘s body of work investigates the production of images, the use of language and the act of seeing. Through various formats such as photography, drawing, books and videos, the artist questions the problematic of representation. He resists established conventions through the creation of strategies that highlight the power of communication that lies in imagery. By employing diverse mechanisms and techniques such as interlacing, juxtaposition and repetition, Mount draws the observation into the inherent contradictions inscribed in images or their politicized contents.
In the last years, the artist has assembled a colossal image bank that is partially derived from the legacy of art history, from media sources or culled directly by him from different sources. The selection of works at the Abrons Art Center reveals some of the subtle internal relations between them and fundamental notions that cross Mount´s image bank such as authority and control become visible. Articulated in a variety of formats, the works on view stimulate new relations between given images and objects, enabling an active engagement of the viewer. Thus, the individual imagination is enhanced and new subjectivities are called forth.
Abrons Art Center is located at 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY. Mount’s show runs from September 10th – October 1st, 2011, with an opening reception on September 16th, 6-8 pm.