Public Opening of Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 – Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Roni Horn, Or 7, 2014. Powdered pigment, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and varnish on paper. Sheet: 109 ½ × 101 ½ in. (278.1 × 257.8 cm) Frame: 113 ¾ × 106 1/8 × 3 ½ in. (288.9 × 269.6 × 8.9 cm) Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Roni Horn
Join us for the opening reception of Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, Part I in the Menil Drawing Institute.
For over thirty years drawing has been fundamental to the practice of contemporary American artist Roni Horn (b. 1955), whose work revolves around the mutability of 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 first part of the show, on view February 15–May 5, 2019, will feature Horn’s encompassing drawings, some over ten feet tall. They belie 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.
This program is free and open to the public.
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Events at The Menil Collection
Jan. 23 – Jan. 23, 2019
Roberta Bernstein, Jasper Johns’s Painting and Drawing: A Dialogue
Jan. 25 – Jan. 25, 2019
Public Opening of Contemporary Spotlight: Trenton Doyle Hancock
Feb. 6 – Feb. 6, 2019
Artist Talk: Trenton Doyle Hancock in conversation with Senior Curator Michelle White
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