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Text Messages

September 11 through October 30, 2022

LOCATION: Grace Ross Shanley Gallery
OPENING DATE: Sunday, September 11, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, October 30, 2022



Text Messages features prints by artists who incorporate text and language in their prints as an integral part of the subject matter in their work, though to different ends and for different purposes from artist to artist. For some, the text takes a prominent role as the subject itself or the most compelling element of the depicted object and may appear as individual characters, words, or partial phrases. Other artists introduce text through embedded signage or as a companion to the subject. Viewers will encounter words and language in shifting presentations: as a bold design feature, a playful juxtaposition of syllables pushing and pulling definitions, full statements or messages, or as a conceptual thought experiment. There are many ways that artists bring language and elements of language into their work, and CCP’s gallery walls will shout with words made visible.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Ben Beres, April Bey, Mel Bochner, Robert Cottingham, Lesley Dill, Shepard Fairey, Glenn Ligon, Edie Overturf, and Lucas Samaras..


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