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Wordplay features artists who use text as an integral element of their creative practice in printmaking and print based media. The work in this exhibit illustrates the charged relationships between images, text, formats and their context. Pulling from popular forms of advertising and display, ordinary written notes, reinterpretations of existing texts, to forceful political statements, these artists play with the familiarity of text to unexpected ends. They create dissonant, satirical, humorous, deadpan, or urgent messages, often through the contrast between what the text says and its means of presentation. The works included in Wordplay require interpretations beyond the simple reading of the text, offering the opportunity to read between the lines.

Exhibition Dates and Locations

Mt Hood Community College October 25- November 19, 2022

        M-F 10am-4pm, Saturdays November 12th and Saturday November 19th, 11am-4pm

Washington State University Gallery 2 January 12 – February 10, 2023

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