Artists Select: Roni Horn

Jul 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

American artist Roni Horn concludes 2017’s Artists Select series with an insightful examination of Still’s paintings from the mid-1940s to the end of his career. Horn’s installation will occupy four tall galleries beneath our signature teardrop ceiling in the Museum’s Lanny and Sharon Martin Galleries on the upper level.

Like many artists working today, in her own work Horn uses formats from recent art history, such as minimalist forms, floor orientation, and interdisciplinary media, to create a new art that is steeped in personal experience, memory, and the interaction with art in the here-and-now. Her sculptures appear as intense distillations of ideas and sensations from nature. Her practice is also active in photography and language, with many of her works appropriating others’ writings, including poems and letters by Emily Dickinson, whom Horn admires for her ability to draw attention to, as she puts it, a “heightened sensibility” and a “sensitivity to visible and invisible events.”

Horn’s installation includes several works never exhibited in Still’s lifetime or since, and represents—in a manner that becomes increasingly apparent as her installation unfolds—Horn’s unique visual sensibility.