A predominantly visual mograph, the book traces Horton's multimedia practice, encompassing improvised sculpture, animation and set design - exploring, in Art Critic Matthew Higgs' words, the fundamental pleasures of making and unmaking . Horton's concern with issues of consumer culture - particularly in the field of film - has informed his experimentation with commonplace and everyday objects, and the limits of techlogy in relation to representation. He explores the conflicted relationship between high and low cultures, issues of translation, imitation and transformation, and his self-referential work reflects and draws on a dark personal sense of humour. The publication is supported by Jessica Bradley Gallery (Toronto), MacLaren Art Centre and The Southern Alberta Gallery.
Dan Adler: A specialist in the history of art writing and the aesthetics of installation art, Adler has published in the London-based journal Art History and contributes reviews to Frieze Magazine, Artforum and Canadian Art. He is Assistant professor of modern and contemporary art at York University, Toronto. Jonathan Shaughnessy: Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada.