Jul 11th 2014

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present “texttexttext” a group exhibition with works by 26 artists. Juried by Monika Szewczyk, this show explores text-based work in all media, from art reduced to nothing but text, to art depicting obscured or unseen text.

Included in “texttexttext” are photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, printmaking, and installation works by Briar Craig, Maggie Crowley, Stephanie Cunningham, Sandra Doore, Eleanor Elkin, Marcy B. Freedman, Kathryn Gauthier, Karen Gutfreund, Meg Guttman, Kate Hampel, Alessandra Hickman, Judy Hiramoto, Judith Hladik-Voss, Mary Hogan, Cathy Joritz, Naomi Kasumi, Elizabeth Kauffman, Jennifer Kim, Marta Lee, Elysia Mann, Kameelah Rasheed, Danielle Rosen, Kathryn Shinko, Robin Snyder, István Szegedi, and Rhonda Wheatley.

Kameelah Rasheed comments on her work, Lower the Pitch of Your Suffering,“I am interested in the substance of language— its elasticity and limitations as well as its codes and echoes. For the series, “How to Suffer Politely (and Other Etiquette for the Lumpenproletariat)”, I created aphoristic statements that address the messages poor people like my family members hear explicitly and implicitly about how they should articulate their struggles with poverty.”

The juror, Monika Szewczyk divides her time between writing, editing, curating and teaching. She has contributed essays to numerous catalogues as well as journals such as Afterall, A Prior, C Magazine, Camera Austria, Canadian Art, F.R. David, Mousse, and e-flux journal. From 2008 to 2012, she was head of publications at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, where she also taught in the Fine Arts Masters Course at the Piet Zwart Institute.

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