Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Show of Text Paintings

There's a show up, at the RH Gallery called Text In Progress and it's my kind of show. They have  a couple of the usual suspects like Leon Farrari and Fiona Banner who bring some familiarity to what might be a whole new experience for some gallery-goers. I can't tell you how excited I get when I encounter a painting that you can read. For me there's just something magical about that.

Other than Leon's work, I was most intrigued by Joe Hardesty. The image is from his Website.

The sticky question for me is whether this is word-text paintings or language-based art. . . . .