What: Getting it Write
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
When: June 1-30, 2012
ArtWalk Reception: 5-8pm, June 8th
In contemporary art, text is a familiar feature. Words and messages often are partially obscured, or left purposefully vague in enticing layers of encaustics and works with appropriated text. At Spindleworks, text finds its way into art in a very straight forward and natural way. There is no intention to be anything but direct, even if the message is not immediately clear. Many of the artists at Spindleworks are wonderful writers. Others are new to reading and are learning to craft their language with the written word. Regardless of the accessibility of message, its presence has meaning beyond the appearance of text on a page. Words are synonymous with voice; amplifying the voices of Spindleworks artists remains as important today as when Nan Ross asked the first six Spindleworks artists to tell her their stories more than thirty years ago.
Getting it Write offers a sample from the Spindleworks collection in which language is at the forefront. Also on view will be chap books and other narrative works on paper. The reception will be in conjunction with the Second Friday ArtWalk, June 8, 5-8pm