"We Between the Lines" Exhibition

Morgan Lehman Gallery

poster for "We Between the Lines" Exhibition

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Morgan Lehman Gallery presents We Between the Lines, an exhibition of text-based paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture by six mid-career and emerging artists, curated by Liz Parks.

Drawing upon Conceptual Art's theory that a work of art is not fully created until the analysis of the work supersedes the object itself, We Between the Lines examines text as a work's primary "subject" - and specifically as a subject that engages the viewer in deciphering a literal or linguistic puzzle. Many of the works included in the exhibition connote a double meaning or play-on-words, as the title suggests: the word "We" contains the same "long E" vowel sound as "Read," rhyming with the word it has replaced, thus conjuring memories of the missing word - and what does one read, but text? At the same time, the new word "We" references those artists working with language. Playful, yet not lacking in gravity, the works in We Between the Lines challenge the viewer to a game of reading between the lines.

[Image: Kay Rosen "Knock, Knock" (1997) Enamel sign paint on wood, 19 x 20 in.]



from March 25, 2010 to May 01, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-03-25 from 18:00 to 20:00

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