Monday, October 18, 2010

Mads Lynnerup

Gallery: Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
Artist: Mads Lynnerup
Exhibition Dates: October 21, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Sometimes I like art pieces that incorporate text. While I understand the reason why people knock it, I think you can interpret it from a couple of ways. You can read the words and decide there is one definition, a black and white situation. From that you may think the words only allow one meaning, whereas if there were no words you wouldn't feel led to believe something instead feel free to make your own. But as with most things the reverse is true, the words can open up the meaning.

Reading the print above, I find it interesting that the combination of words the artist chose are likely ones we all contemplate frequently, on our own. The understanding of how to "remain cool, calm and collecting" looks different for each individual but the desire to obtain such a feeling is communal. Looking at the text, I think of images that may express the same sentiment. Images like the ones Hiroshi Sugimoto makes.

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