"While the artists' shared focus on the use of type in their work was the glue that held the exhibition together, it was the diversity of their chosen media that really kept us lingering at the exhibit, not quite ready to leave... I was excited by the richness of the materials used, a great sign that this wasn't going to be a strictly pen-and-paper typography demonstration."
- Life in L.A.
Please join us at Design Matters THIS SATURDAY
from 6-9 PM for the closing reception for "Word Play," a group exhibition curated by Stephanie Chefas
. "Word Play" presents conversational works by contemporary artists RERO
, Shawn Huckins, Ben Venom, Meryl Pataky, Gregory Siff, Greg Lamarche,
and Meg Hitchcock
, and has been critically very well received.
Since the 1960s, language has been a fundamental tool for conceptual artists in emphasizing ideas over visual form to fuel creativity. Using words, phrases, and sentences to tackle topical issues of popular culture, significant artists of the late twentieth century such as Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Glen Ligon have consistently given text a prominent role in art.
"Word Play" gathers some of the most innovative contemporary artists whose inherent aesthetic is heavily influenced by the written word. Though informed by their artistic predecessors, each artist is a product of his or her time. Their use of language and image expands the boundaries of art and confounds visual interpretation while simultaneously incorporated the lexicon of our modernistic world.
Some works are still available for purchase. Please visit the exhibition page
or contact us for specific inquiries.
Visit us during our normal business hours or call 310.841.6423 to arrange a viewing.