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Wordplay: Print/Text/Image

Fine Arts Building, Pullman, WA 99164
Gallery 2
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About the event

Wordplay: Print/Text/Image

An exhibition co-curated by Edie Overturf and Kevin Haas

Wordplay features artists who use text as an integral element of their creative practice in printmaking and print based media. The work in this exhibit illustrates the charged relationships between images, text, formats and their context. Pulling from popular forms of advertising and display, ordinary written notes, reinterpretations of existing texts, to forceful political statements, these artists play with the familiarity of text to unexpected ends. They create dissonant, satirical, humorous, deadpan, or urgent messages, often through the contrast between what the text says and its means of presentation. The works included in Wordplay require interpretations beyond the simple reading of the text, offering the opportunity to read between the lines.

Included Artists: Holly Balllard Martz, Randy Bolton, Katie Garth, Ruthann Godollei, Kevin Haas, Joe Lupo, Christine Miller, Edie Overturf, Dayon Royster, Zeinab Saab, Nick Satinover

The Quarantine Public Library: Faisal Abdu’Allah, Atlan Arceo-Witzl, Tiffany Barber, Rueben Castillo, Aaron Coleman, Katie Garth, Violet Kitchen, Andrew Kozlowski, Vanessa Lopez, Sage Perrott, Nick Satinover, Jessica Spring, Hester Stinnett, Breanne Trammell, Kin-Wah Tsang

  • Join us for an opening reception for ‘Wordplay’ in Fine Arts Gallery 2, from 4:30-5:30pm on Thursday, January 12.
  • Exhibition on view M-F, January 12 – March 3, 2023.