About the Exhibition
The paintings, ceramics, and works on paper in this exhibition contain references to language through the inclusion of lists, taxonomies, and data visualization, or simply letterforms.
Lists become poems in the work of Sara Malpass, whose circular ceramic tile features the words None, Loyal, and Glory, floating around an evocative grouping of text that includes Vision Blink. In an artist book by Malpass, the serendipitous pairing of words creates phrases like “matchy small,” “sand-house going,” and “please what.”
With some pieces, text becomes abstract mark-making, as in the works on paper by Donald Walker and Luis Estrada. For others, text is a focal point, as in the gentle mixed media work by Mireya Betances, which seems to whisper “kiss me.”