Just got back from Los Angeles, where I installed recent text-based works, including the kinetic light sculpture Binary Pair, in Palimpsests, a show featuring the work of three artists using text. Curated by Elizabeth Williams, Palimpsests runs at Tarryn Teresa Gallery through October 29.
The other artists in the show are Cara Barer and recent Mills MFA grad, Annie Vought. Houston-based Barer contributed dramatic photos of books, pages sculpturally splayed. Vought is exhibiting her meticulous papercuts of found letters. I think the show hangs together really well, and I’m very pleased to be part of a strong showing completely authored and presented by women (artists, curator, gallery owner and preparator too!). I’m also very appreciative of the opportunity to share my work, and especially my kinetic sculpture, with the Los Angeles art audience.
If you’re in LA in the next few weeks, try to check it out. The gallery is located in a rather industrial part of downtown, but I think you’ll find the space to be worth the visit. Don’t forget to nip in the project space/installation gallery, where you’ll find Binary Pair.
Tarryn Teresa Gallery is pleased to present Palimpsests, an exhibit from guest curator Elizabeth Williams featuring work by Cara Barer, Annie Vought and Christine Wong Yap. Whether done playfully or poignantly, the artists in Palimpsests pay tribute to the associations and meanings we bring to the written word. Collections of words can differ extraordinarily, as can the reader’s response to them. Letters, books, newspapers, magazines or small one-page notes all offer the ability to inspire feelings of attachment or even aversion. An audience’s perception is mainly influenced by the meaning of the words themselves, but the manner of delivery can create an air of legitimacy, sentimentality or stronger emotions. With these visual works, the artists address the continuum of the written word.