Thomson’s ‘Pocket Universe’ & Horochowski’s ‘Vortex Drawings’ reviewed in Mar/April issue of Art in Print
Highpoint is excited to share two reviews of Highpoint Editions publications in the recent issue of Art in Print, a printmaking journal that offers important and timely writing on art and prints by an international array of curators and critics, artists and scholars. Both Mungo Thomson’s Pocket Universe series and Alexa Horochowski’s Vortex Drawings were featured.
Writer Susan Tallman mused about the Vortex Drawing creative process, saying, “the history of printmaking is also littered with malleable matrices…Alexa Horochowski’s Vortex Drawings operate within that tradition, but with a cacophonous twist.”
Curator and writer Benjamin Levy of the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle unpacked the cultural and artistic references of Mungo Thomson’s Pocket Universe series, saying, “The carving, molding and casting of coin production has, of course, many parallels with the reversals and impressions of printmaking.”
Read Benjamin Levy’s review of Mungo Thomson’s Pocket Universe here.
Read Susan Tallman’s review of Alexa Horochowski’s Vortex Drawings here.
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Raised in Patagonia, Horochowski and her family moved to the United States when she was nine. She received her MFA at the University of Michigan and has exhibited work regionally at The Minneapolis Institute of Art; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; and Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN. She has also exhibited her work nationally and internationally at Braga Menéndez Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Drawing Center, New York City; Praxis International Art, New York City & Miami; and the Iris and Gerald Cantor Gallery, Worchester, MA. A recipient of the McKnight (2003 & 2014), Bush (2004), and Jerome Fellowships (2001), Horochowski has also been an artist-in-residence on three different continents. She is currently teaching at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
Mungo Thomson has had solo projects and performances at ArtPace, San Antonio (2014); SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe (2013); The Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2013); The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2012); The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008); The Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France (2007); and Galeria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC), Bergamo, Italy (2006), among others.
His work was included in The 2nd CAFAM Biennale, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); The Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2012); Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Compilation IV, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (2009); The 2008 Whitney Biennial (2008); PERFORMA05 (2005), and The 9th Biennial of the Moving Image, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland (2001).
Thomson’s work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France, among others. He is based in Los Angeles.
Learn more about Thomson on his website.