Katie Holten: “Drawn to the Edge” in progress
For her Great Hall exhibition called “Drawn to the Edge” Holten will create a series of large-scale drawings addressing her interest in the ever-evolving boundaries or “edges” between land and water. Tracing shifting paths of sediment, Holten’s drawings outline paths of water in a map-like fashion, while at the same time acknowledging the shifting nature of these maps due to climate change and land management decisions. The drawings will be suspended from the ceiling of the Great Hall, manifesting Holten’s desire to translate two-dimensional drawings into a kind of three-dimensional sculpture.
The Great Hall Project by Katie Holten will be on view at NOMA June 15 through September 9, 2012. The artist will present a public lecture at NOMA on June 15th, at 6 p.m. This lecture is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Drawn to the Edge is made possible thanks to generous support from the haudenschildGarage Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Center and Merritt and Elly Lane. This exhibition is also supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.