Art & Wall Decor by Rebecca Norton seen at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, Louisville - Arrested Movement: Running Horse
Art & Wall Decor by Rebecca Norton seen at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, Louisville - Arrested Movement: Running Horse
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Item Arrested Movement: Running Horse
Created by Rebecca Norton

Arrested Movement: Running Horse

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Item Details
For part of their permanent collection, 21C Hotel commissioned twenty-three Arrested Movement: Running Horse reliefs. Each relief is composed of eight wooden cut-outs covered with colorful vinyl stickers. Pieced together they resemble something recognizable- a running horse. The thin layers of glue brushed over vinyl gesture toward the painterly, whilst the vinyl assumes popular recognition as an aesthetic of signs and industrial fabrication.
Arrested Movement: Running Horse plays with visual performances between colors and light, materials and environments. Contrasts between the slick surface of vinyl and the wooden armature (to which the pieces stick) play on difference between shiny/reflective and matte/absorbent. A piece of red glitter vinyl, centered in the cut-out, is nearly always seen as a gradient, from almost white to maroon and through shades of cadmium red. Dark lines in wood are nearly imperceptible in low lighting, and add accent to the stride and gesture of the horse when highlighted in daylight.

Meet the Creator

Rebecca Norton

Rebecca Norton

Louisville, KY

Rebecca Norton, born 1981, received her BFA from the University of Louisville in 2004 and her MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2010. Norton's studio practice encompasses 2D and 3D design, collaboration, digital modeling and animation. Her work explores theories of synthesis and connectivity as they relate to the activity of reconstructing reality in vision and thought. She takes a special interest in the formal mapping of mathematical and generative forms, color theory, the study of perspective in art and architecture, and theories of attraction. Norton has exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at California State University, Long Beach, CA, The Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN, and Schneiderel.Home.Studio.Gallery, Vienna, Austria. She has been a contributing writer for The Brooklyn Rail, Arts in Bushwick and Abstract Critical. Rebecca Norton currently lives and works in Louisville, KY.

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