Opening reception Friday September 11, 6-9 pm
Text and image have frequently intersected throughout the history of art and design, for example, during the Pop Art and Concrete Poetry movements and in disciplines such as editorial cartooning and graphic design. A number of contemporary artists associated with Western New York have created work that fuses the visual arts and text in intriguing ways, often using words or letters as much as a visual tool as a conceptual one. This exhibition of prints, paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures have been selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, a noted Buffalo artist and educator, to demonstrate the range of approaches and techniques that artists have used to explore the interconnectedness of written language and imagery.
The artists represented in Writing Pictures are Charles Agel, Cory Arcangel, Peter Arvidson, Michael Basinski, Joel Brenden, AnJanette Brush, Charles Burchfield, Daniel Calleri, Nancy Dwyer, Frank Eckmair, Derek Gabryszak, Bonnie Gordon, Anthony Peter Gorny, Megan Greene, Courtney Grim, Abbey Hendrickson, Tom Hughes, Richard Huntington, Jim Jipson, Kevin Charles Kline, Jody LaFond, Robert Lax, Nina Leo, Rosemary Lyons, William Maggio, Ellen Markel, Scott McCarney, Kelly McFadden, Steve Miller, Anne Muntges, Gary Nickard, Kevin Noble, Russell Ram, Ad Reinhardt, Barbara Rowe, Robert D. Schroeck, Bruce Shanks, Jeff Sherven, Lawrence Slezak, Craig Smith, Heather Wetzel and Joseph Whalen.