FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gillian Ross
WORDplay :: September 29 - October 22, 2017
The Word On The Street
According to the word on the street (or avenue, in this case) gallery blink’s forthcoming show demonstrates that many visual artists also have a way with words. ‘WORDplay’, the upcoming exhibition, features art inspired by text. Some pieces incorporate text as part of the image while others take their inspiration from a book, poem, play, newspaper, or magazine article. The show is not pun-free!
Art ‘speaks’ whether or not text is included, but in this show, the inspiration of the written language combined with the visual language of an artist makes for a compelling body of work. All the artwork has its own story to tell. It makes a good read.
As always, the artwork shown at gallery blink comes from over 30 New England artists and covers a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, printmaking and ceramics. An ‘art experience’ awaits the visitor. The display allows each piece to play off its neighbor and its surroundings, and so encourages a personal connection with and deeper appreciation of the work.
As one visitor aptly described it:
“Culture sometimes treats art as ‘separate’ but this is much more integrated, and in this gallery/home setting feels nurturing.”
“Seeing the artwork hung ‘in context’ like this makes the viewing experience so much more meaningful. The work is technically great, but the focus here is so much more on the heart and soul of what the art is about.”
And still another:
“Always a lively show that encourages interaction with the work. Wit and humor abound. The beautiful setting combined with the way the gallery is curated makes this a magical experience.”
Spread the word! Why not text somebody about it today?
This pop-up show runs from September 29 – October 22, 2017.
All are welcome to a Show Celebration on Friday, October 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
More details of the show can be found at www.galleryblink.com.
About Gallery Blink
A cross between an art gallery and a popup show, each year gallery link hosts four to five themed shows that typically hang for three to four weeks. Set in a Victorian residential home in the historical district in Lexington, Mass. the gallery provides visitors with a perfect setting to imagine art in their own home or workspace. Artwork is displayed on two floors of the home including the large foyer, living room, library, dining room, a double bridal staircase and upstairs hall. Art is offered at a variety of price points. The gallery’s website also offers a means of viewing and purchasing art.
1963 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421