For over 30 years drawing has been fundamental to the practice of contemporary American artist Roni Horn, whose work revolves around identity and the fragility of place, time, and language. “Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw” presents a selected survey of the artist’s drawings from the early 1980s to her most recent work on paper. The presentation explores her unique technical approach of mark-marking with dense hues of pigment and her dynamic process of cutting and reassembling images and language.
It will include a selection of large-scale and compositionally-complex works on paper, her series of saturated cadmium red drawings and an extensive group of cut photography, text and maps. This two-part exhibition will be the first museum exhibition devoted to Horn’s drawings in the United States. The first part of the show, on view through May 5, 2019, will feature Horn’s encompassing drawings, some over ten feet tall. They believe their scale through the artist’s intricate passages of jotted notes.
Marking time and consciousness, the personal notations maintain the intimacy of a whisper, pushing and pulling the viewer into and out of the large work. The exhibition’s title evokes the integral place of drawing within Horn’s artistic practice. It is derived from the artist’s understanding that drawing is akin to “a kind of breathing activity on a daily level.”
This exhibition is organized by Senior Curator Michelle White for the Menil Drawing Institute. Major funding for the publication is provided by Hauser & Wirth. We hope to see you there!
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
Houston, Texas 77006