Norton Museum of Art presents exhibition of works by Tacita Dean

The Norton Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works by Tacita Dean, on view through May 6, 2012.


Tacita Dean, Fernweh, 2009. Gravure in eight parts. Edition of 10, 90 ½ x 197 inches overall. Published by the artist and Niels Borch Jensen Galerie, Berlin© Tacita Dean. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Niels Borch Jensen Galerie, Berlin. Collection of the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.

The Norton Museum’s exhibition of work by Tacita Dean will focus exclusively on her “photo-based” artworks produced over the past two decades. Born in Canterbury, England in 1965, and now based in Berlin, Dean initially studied to be painter. Now, the 16 mm film camera defines much of her artistic practice with the still camera image also playing an important role in her career. Spare, sublime, and separated from conventional photographic practice, Dean’s photo-based works are nonetheless dependent upon the found and often authorless image. It is this two-fold impression of time and place embracing fact and fiction that pervades Dean’s work in the Norton exhibition. With paint, drawings, or hand-written text added to these images, Dean distances herself from conventional photography while embracing the photographic image. The end result, like her films, is artwork that is as elusive as it is captivating.

Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: 561.832.5196 Fax: 561.659.4689 www.norton.org

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