October 8, 2016 – January 22, 2017

Untitled, 1988-89
Carrie Weems, “Untitled”, Photographic print, Edition 15/50, 1988-1989.

Reading the Image: Text in American Art since 1969 explores how contemporary artists have used text as a tool for challenging social conventions and myths. Some have reacted to the influx of text found in mass media by appropriating or mimicking common visual strategies, making statements about commercialism and American culture. Others have rejected the written word, creating their own invented languages that blur the line between image and language. Works in this exhibition participate in the search for new, different, and effective forms of artistic expression and communication.

Lorna Simpson, “Not Good Enough, But Good Enough to Serve”, Black and white photographic print, Edition 2/50, 1991.
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