Language is an accessible medium that can reach wide audiences and provoke thinking and emotion. As a powerful tool in visual arts, it invites the spectator to converse with the artist’s message. The exhibit Mirror vs. mold, primarily uses text-turned-art to produce dialogues alongside images and reels at different speeds and tempos. Artist’s materials (e.g., text, ephemera, refuse, flyers, film) intimately intersect in ways that diverge and/or form connections.
From lad mags to stories about leftist vampires, different mediums represent language to share messages that challenge dominant views about aging, labor, and mental health.