In The Other Series
, Grove creates photographic reproductions of renowned Western art and alters their female figures, often erasing their presence altogether. Here, Grove removes the female figure from Le Violon d’Ingres
(1924), a photograph by the American artist Man Ray (1890-1976) whose title means both “Ingres’s violin” and “Ingres’s hobby.” May Ray’s photograph in turn refers to the exoticized female nudes that populate the work of nineteenth-century French painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
From the exhibition: Power Play (February 6 – April 26, 2010)