Saturday, June 8, 2013

Columbia College - group show "Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage"

Join me for the opening reception of this group show at Columbia College in Chicago. I'll be showing three new paintings and one oldie (

Laura Kina Okinawa - All American Food , 30 x 45 inches, Oil on canvas, 2013

Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage

June 14 - August 10, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 South Wabash Ave. 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Featuring work by Superflex, Laura Kina, Chris Dorland, Mark Dean Veca, Joel Ross (with Jason Creps), Jason Thomas Pallas, Jaclyn Jacunski, Peter Liversidge, Jeffrey T. Jones, Jonathan Monk, Eric May, Steve Lambert, Nicolas Lampert, Justseeds, and Howling Mob Society.

This exhibition considers the expressive potential of image and language through signage: how do artists use the visual and physical characteristics of signage, along with its often site specific cultural currency, to create realms of poetic or political meaning in public space or the gallery? With a focus on forms of permanent and ephemeral signage this exhibition will consider artists' billboards, marquees, street signs, banners and posters among other forms of infrastructural signage.

Held in association with the THIRD ANNUAL TYPOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM, a four-day extravagana celebrating typography and design, featuring signmaking workshops, a lecture by John Downer, and a panel on Chicago street typography.

Word on the Street shows exactly how “show” tells: how things and contexts, old, new and remixed, can be structured to speak: how a Plymouth Road Runner hood can be coaxed into a nostalgic ventriloquism on American road culture; how, shorn of their textual anchors, corporate logos speak graphically of a movement and grace that is unavailable in their original designs; how authorized and “unauthorized” signs can speak a tale of resistance and counter-hegemony by their very presence or re-presentation; and how mundane phrases, objects and products find their poetic voice in a new rhetoric of display.  
—From Display and the Multivocal Rhetoric of Places and Things, a catalog essay by Ward Tietz

For more information contact:
P 312-369-6630
F 312-369-8082

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