WORD, Text in Contemporary Art

 

WORD: Text in Contemporary Art

Curated by our very own Karen Conway
June 30 – August 12, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm

 



Opening Reception at the 7th Annual Summer Soirée

Friday, June 30, 2017

7:00pm – 10:00 pm

Champagne Preview &  Curator’s Talk at 6:00 pm
Join us to hear from Curator Karen Conway

and Exhibiting Artist Lesley Dill

 



EXHIBITION TOUR WITH WORD CURATOR KAREN CONWAY

Tuesday, July 25th
Doors  open at 5:30pm, Tour at 6:00pm

 

FREE and open to the Public!
RSVP Required –  Space is Limited!

To RSVP please email Karen Conway at karen@jamestownartcenter.org or call 401.560.0979

 



CLOSING RECEPTION
with WORD Curator, Karen Conway and select artists

Wednesday, August 9th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 


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Word explores artists’ use of text to convey and emphasize meaning and develop aesthetic. These artists demonstrate that when the use of text is successful, the inherent lines and shapes become part of the art itself. Text has a long history of use in art, dating back to medieval times. The Dada movement was at the forefront of utilizing text in art, and conceptual artists from the 1960s increased its popularity. Today, even with social media saturation, artists continue to embrace the use of text to heighten the message of their work to the point where the words often become the work. This will be a group show featuring artists from Rhode Island, New York, St. Louis, and beyond.  We have already secured artwork from Diane Barcelo, Alexandra Broches, Robin Crocker, Tom Culora, Lesley Dill, Lalla Essaydi, Maira Kalman, Gayle Wells Mandle, Jessica Rosner, Scherer and Ouporov, Edwin Schlossberg, Buzz Spector, May Stevens, Kevin Veronneau, and have on loan work by  Jenny Holzer, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger and Glenn Ligon.

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