Friday, September 5, 2008

UPDATED: 4 Women 4 Views with Text: a Special Collections Exhibit


Special Collections on the fourth floor of the Walker Library opens the fall 2008 semester with a new exhibition featuring the work of four talented local artists. Three of the women, Kim Dummons, Janet Higgins, and Noel Lorson teach in MTSU’s Department of Art, and the fourth, Nance Cooley is a local artist in Nashville and MTSU alumna.

All four artists share an interest in paper, letterpress, and the book arts but the diversity evident in their use of materials and forms creates a lively and stimulating show.

As the title suggests, text might be considered the theme of the show. Letters, words and narrative appear as the traditional lines marching across a page but they also dance playfully with colorful forms, line up on blocks and flow across the undulating surface of accordion folded paper.

In some pieces, text is the undercurrent, not the main event; prompting viewers to reconsider how they interpret the interplay of text and form.

Letters and text play a prominent role here but this compilation of woks also demonstrates how the interactions between the women fed their individual creative expression.

The show can be seen in Special Collections from August 25, 2008 – November 13, 2008 with an opening reception September 10, 2008 at 11:30am.

Come, see and share in these artists’ engagement with text, paper, and print.

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