…ckne Krebs, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, RICHARD
Serra, Tony Smith, Andy Warhol and Robert Whitman.
While Horwitz was a contemporary of some of these artists, it was only during the final few years of her life that her work began to be featured in international exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial, New York, 2014 and the Venice Biennale, 2013. Even this show at Raven Row, three years after her death at the age of 80, is only the second iteration of her first large-scale solo show at an institution.
The upstairs floors at Raven Row show later works, from the mid-70s and 80s, characterised by an intense and magnified focus on the pictograms outlined in earlier works. In the Canon series, the pictograms grow into voluminous patterns that stretch kaleidoscopically across the paper with a fascinating energy.
The effect of these later works, while mathematical and achieved through simple equations and the addition of numbers and distances, is also very liberated and free. In …