Em Kettner on the work of Nicholas Schutzenhofer:
Schutzenhofer’s selection for this particular showing favors images that offer an alternative to the act of reading by dismissing the signifying properties of the written word. His repeated calligraphic marks play various roles: here a snaking curve defines the profile of a face; here that same curve is a river current; here it’s a cluster of leaves. The fluid meaning and repetition of these forms voids them of their content until they break and become not like writing but rather a barely-coherent mantra, a series of sounds—a song.
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