Kirstan Horton

4 November 2005 - 10 December 2005
Opening Reception 4 November 2005 6pm

Front Gallery

All at Once

Kristan Horton (just voted Best Artist To Watch by NOW magazine)

The work of Kristan Horton (Toronto) and Candice Breitz (Johannesburg) examines the language of pop culture and the mechanisms of the moving image. Breitz takes popular video (a Sharon Stone film, the TV show Dallas, a Madonna music video) and empties it of all narrative, distilling it into something entirely new. Horton thinks about cinema in terms of the single cell. For a recent work, he meticulously recreated very scene from Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove with found objects from his studio, for example.

For Mercer Union, Horton will exhibit All At Once, a new body of sculptural work, informed by his investigations into cinema – part Eadweard Muybridge, part Chapman Brothers monstrosity.

Artist Talks: Candice Breitz/Kristan Horton
Sunday, November 27th, 4pm