Daniel Horowitz: Noble Savage
“A given culture is only as strong as its power to convince its least dedicated member that its fictions are truths.” Edward J. Dudley
Horowitz’s practice encompasses drawing, painting, collage, and installation, and often incorporates a direct relationship with and intervention into historical material. The works in the exhibition are primarily oil painting on raw linen stitched with reapproriated textiles as well as on 18 century dutch engravings.
Horowitz recently had been commissioned a body of 20 works on paper by the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, an exercise in psuedo-historical documentation. The objective was to retell a fictive safari by directly subverting and manipulating 18th and 19th century engravings and reintegrating them into the permanent collection of the museum, in effect questioning ontological role of the museum, as a purveyor of truth and fact.