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People Don’t Like to Read Art

July 9, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The title of the show takes its name from a 2009 drawing (not in this show) by Deb Sokolow that humorously reflects on some viewers’ aversion to reading text in visual art works. While the use of text in contemporary art is fairly commonplace, many of artists in this show move beyond the use of single words and phrases (though examples of this kind of work will be in the show) by working with paragraphs, lists, fully-formed narratives and book formats, asking viewers to take the time to actively read the work.

The show includes works from several gallery artists: Nicholas Frank’s framed book pages from his ongoing biography, Adriane Herman’s vinyl appliqués of found to-do lists, John Parot’s paintings and drawings that wryly reflect on modern gay life, a currency collage from Mark Wagner, narrative drawings by both Joe Hardesty and Deb Sokolow.


July 9, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Western Exhibitions
119 N Peoria St, Suite 2A
Chicago, IL United States

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