It is only when language breaks down that we are forced to acknowledge its limitations as a communicative devise. This fact, far from stifling artists, often affords an opportunity to point beyond language boundaries to examine alternate modes of communicative potential. At Arts Project, the use of text as a pictorial device has often been used to express the difficulty and ambiguity apparent in different forms of communication: captioned images, automatic writing, abstracted text and pieces of poetry all regularly appear in the work of many Arts Project artists.
Curated by Tom Pendergast and showing during Melbourne Writers Festival, this exhibition considers the unique role of language in the work of Arts Project studio artists.
Exhibition: 27 July – 14 September 2019
Opening: Satruday 27 July, 3-5pm
This exhibition is supported by Leonard Joel and Art Guide Australia.
Image | Boris Cipusev, Painted Line, 2018, greylead pencil and texta on paper, 35 x 50cm