Best visual artist

Danielle Roney

Staff Pick

Installation and conceptual artist DANIELLE RONEY was already making thoughtful art that put her in the league of nationally and internationally recognized artists. But Genesis Trial: Johannesburg — Roney’s sprawling, fearless solo exhibition at MOCA-GA last fall — definitely upped the ante. Genesis proved that Roney could not only tackle but master a stunning array of media, while weaving a unified tapestry from disparate strands of the artist’s dreams and obsessions. Through video, sculpture and painting, the show offered a glimpse of the artist’s fascination with the networks of huge urban centers and the ubiquity of digital culture. A follow-up solo show at Kiang Gallery in the winter proved no less incisive. Roney’s already been all over the world; fortunately, we have her art to bring the world back to us.
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