North Carolina Museum of Art

Word Up: The Intersection of Text and Image

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North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA)
July 22, 2012 – Jan. 20, 2013
In an era increasingly dominated by mass media and characterized by a constant barrage of information, text has taken on significance as both a conveyor and inhibitor of meaning, particularly when combined with visual resources. Featuring nearly 30 paintings and drawings, including some that have never been exhibited, Word Up: the Intersection of Text and Image highlights the work of six contemporary North Carolina artists with a common denominator in their oeuvres: the use of text in two-dimensional art. Word Up will feature work from Mathew Curran, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Nathaniel Lancaster, Shaun Richards, Gabriel Shaffer, & Derek Toomes.

Find out more about the show on NCMA’s website.