Norton Museum presents solo exhibition of works by Tacita Dean


WEST PALM BEACH, FL.- The Norton Museum of Art is presenting a rare exhibition of acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean. Running through May 6, 2012, Tacita Dean is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the photographic oeuvre of Dean, who is best known for her canon of work on film. Dean created several new works for this exhibition. Curated by Charlie Stainback, Assistant Director of the Norton, the exhibition explores how Dean’s work in still photography informs her artistic practice when using a 16mm film camera. The Norton’s exhibition particularly focuses on how Dean co-opts found images that she paints, draws, or writes on to draw out latent themes, or create new social commentary. Dean’s photo-based works are known for their dichotomous embrace of fact and fiction. “Tacita Dean has a sensibility that informs both her cinematic and photo-based artwork,” said Stainback. “This exhib