Intersections: Tayo Heuser


November 19, 2009 - October 31, 2010

Goh Annex Stairwell

Tayo Heuser translates the luminosity of Mark Rothko's paintings into three dimensions with large-scale wall-mounted sculptures of glowing, colored forms drawn in ink, designed to rise along the spiral flow of the Goh Annex stairwell. The work was created in response to both the architecture of the stairwell and the paintings in the museum's Rothko Room.


Intersections is a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations. 

Intersections is supported by Phillips International Forum members.