Read All Over

Read All Over
December 9, 2011, to May 1, 2012

Read All Over considers and contrasts the state of language in books and visual art. Though the world is bombarded by words – flickering across LCD displays on computers, on telephones, on dashboards – they are barely there. The words are merely bytes that can disappear with the touch of a button.

As books become less central to our culture and the printed word becomes a relic, Read All Over poses this question: Is visual art a refuge for words, a place where they can go to attain some permanence? The works in Read All Over – all of which incorporate language or books or both – confront this question and respond in remarkable and resonant ways.