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Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage
June 14 - August 16, 2013
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
SUPERFLEX, Jonathan Monk, Laura Kina, Chris Dorland, Mark Dean Veca, Joel Ross (with Jason Creps), Jason Thomas Pallas, Jaclyn Jacunski, Peter Liversidge, Jeffrey T. Jones, Eric May, Steve Lambert, Nicolas Lampert, Justseeds, and Howling Mob Society. Also featuring artists' books from the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.
View the Gallery Guide | Essay by Ward Tietz
This exhibition considered 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.
(left) Banners by Eric May
(right) Please Chase Me (Joel Ross)
(front) Amos Paul Kennedy, JR
(from right) Jonathan Monk, Chris Dorland and Peter Liversidge