Roni Horn at the Menil Drawing Institute
Join PAAH for a tour of the new Menil Drawing Institute and current exhibition featuring Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, Part I. There will be a tour of the exhibit and building by Irene Shum, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.
The Menil Drawing Institute is the newest addition to the Houston museum scene and opened to the public on Nov. 3, 2018. It is the first freestanding museum dedicated to modern drawing in the United States. Like the other buildings of the Menil campus, the Drawing Institute’s architecture is distinctive and has already garnered significant acclaim. Designed by Johnston Marklee of Los Angeles, the $40 million building significantly opens up the south side of the Menil campus while keeping within the master design plan and solving for the particular challenges of exhibiting drawings.
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 presentation explores her unique technical approach of mark-marking with dense hues of pure 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.
Unfortunately, the Menil has limited our group to 45 participants. Please sign up soon as spots should go fast.
Wine Reception - 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Building & Exhibit Tour - 6:15 - 7:00 pm
Location: Menil Drawing Institute - 1412 W Main St, Houston, TX 77006
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Photo: Richard Barnes, courtesy the Menil Collection, Houston