Sunday, September 16, 2012


I saw an amazing group show today, Word at Corridor Gallery.

Curated by Meridith McNeal, Word presents the visual work of 17 artists whose images incorporate text, all in unique and magical ways. The pieces all worked exceedingly well with each other and it was a fantastic show. 

All were wonderful, but some standouts: Hawley Hussey's "And all the old romances, retold in exactly the ancient way" -- small shadow boxes with phrases from Treasure Island, and evocative gold paint on the glass; David Camacho's colorful mixed media sculpture boxes, "La Semilla (The Seed)"; Meg Hitchcock-Steger's works (detail pictured) made from letters cut from the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Bible); Sameeh Alderazi's prints depicting ancient poetry; and Guiseppe Di Lelio & Meridith McNeal's collaborative drawings inspired by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.

Other artists included Dennis Buonagura, John Casey, Cecile Chong, Ernest Concepcion, Carrie Cooperrider, Yolanda Gonzalez, Damond Haynes, Glenn Ligon, Iviva Olenick, Gabriel Pacheco, and Marie Roberts.


Anonymous said...

belongs in the museum of fine art at columbus circle....

Diana said...

The Museum of Art and Design?