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November/December 2008

Linda B. Horn: Negative Space

The Nicole Fiacco Gallery is pleased to announce Negative Space, a solo exhibition of recent work by  Linda B. Horn (American b. 1940).  In her most sculptural body of work to date, Horn has directly confronted figuration as subject.  The sculptural objects use the notion of “negative space” as a formal element and an as open –ended concept.  Horn has repeatedly reworked oversized underpants using Hydrocal to create sculptural objects that are strangely familiar, yet entirely out of context.  

For nearly 30 years, Linda Horn has contemplated the relationship between the natural and the artificial; and in particular, human interactions with nature.  With influences ranging from Pop to Surrealism and in looking at artists that include Jeff Koons, Robert Gober and Kiki Smith, Horn’s work is “a humorously exaggerated vision of the way that our overproducing, over-consuming, ever acquisitive culture leaves little space for the imagination. (Chicago Reader, 1995.) .  Indeed, Horn’s work is darkly comic, toying with perceptions of reality; presenting familiar objects in ways that displace their common understanding and role.  In doing so, Horn has utilized countless mediums to explore and satirize this tenuous relationship.


Linda Horn’s work has been exhibited at museums including the Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL; Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta GA; and the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA.  Linda Horn’s work has been selected for exhibition in several juried art shows that included jurors Adam Weinburg of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY and Charlotta Kotik, curator at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; among others.  Linda Horn’s work was previously exhibited at Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL; Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL [now Feature, Inc., NY]; Art Cologne 1996, Cologne, Germany; and Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY.  Linda Horn served as a board member of the New Art Examiner, which was an influential Chicago-based art journal.  Her work has been reviewed in Art in America magazine, Chicago Sun Times, New Art Examiner and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

Linda B. Horn lives and works in the Hudson Valley.  She received her M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States, particularly in the Chicago area, where she was an active member of the burgeoning arts community there throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.  

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