Works by gallery artist Kim Rugg will be featured in “TXTED,” an upcoming group exhibition taking place at the Salisbury University Art Gallery. The exhibition, curated by Marisa Sage, explores the ever the evolving conversation between art and language. This group text based exhibition will contain paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture, and installation: all which utilize text as the agent to intricate conceptual metaphors, visual insights, and complex narratives. The role humorous and “simple” texts take on in this exhibition echoes their role in “art” currently as a tool which disarms the viewer, allowing them to trust the artist before they are hit with concepts and processes which often reveal the harsh realities of our current political climates and complex societies.
Artists in this exhibition include: Sol LeWitt, Alex Gingrow, Carrie Mae Weems, Iviva Olenick, Jayson Musson, Michael Scoggins, Meg Hitchcock, John Salvest, David Rathman, William Powhida, Kim Rugg, Daniel Oglander, and Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman. “TXTED” will be on view September 2 – October 25, 2014.