In a Word: March 8 – April 13, 2014
Text Based Painting, Sculpture and Interactive Installation
Bob Alderette, Doris Bittar, Max Cabler, Shiziko Greenblatt, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Susan Porteous, Nouha Sinno, Theodore Svenningsen, Steve Wolkoff
Performance: Edith Abeyta, Marco Schindelmann, Betsy Lohrer Hall
Poetry by Karen Holden and Jie Tien
Found books as both subject matter and raw material; delicate, repeated marks of gouache on paper; current environmental or socio-political concerns approached in an abstract, lyrical way; an extrusion process to create 1,000 versions of a word in three-dimensional acrylic paint, assembled dry words into a pile; book cover paintings using text, ideas located in social and cultural forms; art that tests a pattern’s veracity to see if it may act as an identifying unit of culture; cultural DNA; transformed elements and traditional Japanese symbolism; calligraphy of Japanese characters in a contemporary expressionistic style; commitment to the Arabic language and legacy parallels the commitment to art, learning and beauty; pants with poems cut into them, the participants are the performers and more!