Roni Horn at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills

Roni Horn, White Dickinson (THE MOST TANGIBLE THING IS THE MOST ADHESIVE), 2006. Aluminum and solid cast white plastic. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. 

July 24 through August 29, 2008, works by Season 3 artist Roni Horn will be on view at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, California. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Los Angeles area in almost ten years, and her first with the gallery. A reception for the artist will be held on July 24 from 6-8pm.

Included in the exhibition are sculptures from the ongoing series of inlaid aluminum rods that Horn began in the early nineties. As seen in the picture above, the rods lean against the wall and bear bits of text. In this exhibition the texts relate to writers Flannery O’Connor and Emily Dickinson. In an Art21 interview, Horn said, “My relationship to my work is extremely verbal, extremely language-based. I am probably more language-based than I am visual, and I move through language to arrive at the visual. So I’ve always questioned whether I am really a visual artist. You get into this situation where your ‘identity’ takes over your actual being because you get stuck with whatever it is you resemble to other people- not who you are. They’re not necessarily the same thing.”

Click here to read about other objects in the exhibition. Follow this link for directions to the gallery.

Contributor
Nicole J. Caruth is managing editor of the ART21 Magazine. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2. A regular contributor to this site since 2008, she joined the ART21 staff in 2013.

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