“David Horvitz: The Studio Rent Editions: 2010 – Ongoing”

Jun 15, 2016 – Aug 15, 2016

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
511 NW Broadway

(Artist Lecture: June 15, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm)


This exhibition marks the first time Horvitz’s Studio Rent Editions have been shown publicly. Says the artist: “Maybe it was a photograph turned into a postcard, or some photocopies, or a text-work, or a LaserJet print, a watercolor of a flower I stole while walking down the street, or an envelope of sand from a California beach. Maybe a rock from Death Valley, some bronze shavings from a sculpture being polished, messed up screen prints, a polaroid of my hand touching Marcel Duchamp’s grave in Rouen, France, two polaroids of the sky taken one minute apart, or a polaroid of the view of the Pacific Ocean from a cliffside in Humboldt County, California at the exact same latitude line as my studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn…” Beginning just after his graduation from Bard College, where he received an MFA, Horvitz began making a small edition of ten works, which would be sold for 1/10 of his studio rent price each month.

Horvitz has produced numerous books and exhibited internationally, including at the The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; MoMA, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York, NY; EVA International, Limerick City, Ireland; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland; The Kitchen, New York, NY; Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Curated by Mack McFarland, Director of Center for Contemporary Art & Culture.