Spotlight : Riffe Gallery - The I of the TEXT
May 6 - July 11, 2010
Curated by Liz Maugans, this exhibition features the work of 16 Ohio artists who use words as the driving force to create an experience around the myriad associations and meanings of text. The artists focus on the ways that the meaning of text and our interaction with it are transformed by current events, technology, socioeconomic status and race.
"The artists employ language in the form of conversations, alerts, advertisements and petitions that...explore a chasm between private and public spheres," said Curator Liz Maugans. "They catalog how language is inventoried and stored, critiquing larger issues of power and commerce and the impact it has on our domestic affairs."
Artists in the show include: Denise Burge, Cincinnati; Si-Yun Chang, Bay Village; Jeffry Chiplis, Cleveland; Kristen Cliffel, Cleveland; Dana L. Depew, Cleveland; Joe Immen, Columbus; Julie Mader-Meersman, Cincinnati; Deborah Orloff, Sylvania; Andrew McAllister, Akron; Herb Vincent Peterson, Columbus; Arturo Rodriguez, Toledo; Seth Rosenberg, Cleveland; Jennifer Schulman, Stow; Talia Shabtay, Columbus; Peter Tabor, Lakewood; Reid Wood, Oberlin.