Curated by Holly Crawford & Nico Vassilakis
JANUARY 22, 2015 – FEBRUARY 7, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: THURS, JAN 22nd from 6 – 8PM, Speed Bump Trio
EVENT: THURS., FEB 5th from 6 – 8PM
PRESENTERS: Geof Huth, Erica Baum, Gary Barwin & Richard Kostelanetz
547 W 27th St #210, NYC, NY 10001
Text-based art, or vispo, marries verbal and visual language. There are many ways to form this union: words and letters can dissolve into gestures, be obscured, faded or obliterated, or play with one another in ways that create multiple meanings. They can even evolve beyond legible text into shapes, forms and colors that only the imagination can read.
The intent of this exhibition is to share the various ways that text can transform into something far removed from the literal. Some contributors approach the work as poets, others as artists, yet each uses text, words, and gestural marks as compositional elements. In addition, their investigations playfully combine humor and wit, calligraphy and letters, participation and poetry, social commentary and linguistic ambiguity.
Featuring works by Martha Wilson, Richard Kostelanetz, Ray Beldner, Richard Humann, and many more.
NYC string trio SPEED BUMP will also perform in celebration of their first full-length album, WEDDING MUSIC, on opening night (January 22, 2014) starting at 7pm.
Among those showing:
Natalie Czech/derek beaulieu
Marianne Holm Hansen
Russian Visual Poetry/Olchar Lindsann & Gleb Kolomiets
De Villo Sloan
Allan Bealy/David Seaman
Robert Grenier/Stephen Ratcliffe
Robert Zend/Camille Martin
Alain Satie/David Seaman
Ariel Gonzalez Losada
Hale Anbar & Gokhan Turhan
Jassim Mohammed Artis
Amarilys Quintero Ruiz
LAST VISPO ANTHOLOGY
David Baptiste Chirot
Daniel f. Bradley