Danielle Julian Norton: Enough

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Enough is a new departure in Danielle Julian Norton’s work with an open, even sparse, installation of discrete vignettes, some altered utilitarian antiques, others artist created objects and overlaid video. Each tableau resonates with its own possible interpretations, and the installation as a whole implies a loss and melancholy.

Danielle Julian Norton builds small everyday objects into unexpectedly large structures Past installations have employed bars of Neutrogena soap for 7 ½ foot high, inwardly glowing walls, rice for multiple hanging, canopy-like sculptures, and a series of motorized pulleys with string to fill an entire room. With these large sculptures that the viewer must enter, Norton seeks “to transform the viewer through a corporeal experience, engaging the body in relationship to the space,” to slow down the viewer’s movements and cause a reflection upon one’s own body, and to transport the viewer out of the mundane into a poetical realm.

Norton Danielle Julian Norton, recipient of a 2005 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award, is an instructor at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH. She received her MFA from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana (2005) and BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design (1999). Norton had a solo exhibition in September 2008 at Reeves Contemporary (New York, NY) and has exhibited her work at the Midwest Museum of American Art (Elkhart, IN), San Angelo Museum of Fine Art (San Angelo, TX), Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst, IL), Snite Museum of Art (Notre Dame, IN), SPACES (Cleveland OH), the Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), and other places.



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