Jorinde Voigt’s wall drawing at the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston

Jorinde Voigt was commissioned to create a monumental new work for the Menil Drawing Institute. Titled The Vertical (2019), Voigt’s site-specific piece is the second in an ongoing series of wall drawings in the interior entry space of the Drawing Institute. This new work responds to the vegetation and natural resources endemic to Houston and the Gulf Coast region, using mark-making strategies evocative of artists like Joseph Beuys and Cy Twombly.