Exhibition

Rotation 2: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift

September 11, 2015 - October 19, 2015
Garen Gallery

Rotation 2: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift presents the second installation of highlights from a major donation of contemporary artworks recently gifted to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum by Peter Norton, the prominent Los Angeles collector and arts philanthropist and founder of Peter Norton Computing. Featuring an international array of art from the 1990s and the early 2000s, Norton’s collection is widely considered to be among the largest and most comprehensive in the United States. These works represent a variety of artistic positions that address some of the most pressing social and political issues of the time as well as the beginning of multidisciplinary and hybrid artistic practices that were then beginning to penetrate the practice of contemporary art. The Kemper Art Museum is one of eight university art museums to receive works from Norton’s extensive collection.

Rotation 2 includes videos, photographs, collages, sculptures, and large-scale installations by artists Willie Doherty, Jeanne Dunning, Carsten Höller, Mike Kelley, Sarah Lucas, Nadine Robinson, Valeska Soares, Georgina Starr, and Pae White, among others.

Exhibition support

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Hortense Lewin Art Fund and members of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Image credit

Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler, Poetics Country, 1997. Screen print on aluminium with bullet holes, 2/60, 35 3/4 x 35 x 3/4". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Peter Norton, 2015.

Willie Doherty, Border Road, 1991. Cibachrome mounted on aluminum, 1/3, 48 x 72". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Peter Norton, 2015.

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