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Get Curiouser

February 6, 2017 | Alie Cline

The world is her studio. This exhibition is her world. Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser explores approximately ten major bodies of work by celebrated Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian including video, photography, sculpture, sound art, and a live performance. Using ingenuity and humor, her work encourages us to reinvigorate our own sense of curiosity and creativity, and to see our everyday…

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The art of communication

February 1, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

“Art is a form of language” and “an image is worth a thousand words” are commonly heard notions that suggest there is an intimate relationship between words and images. Visual and written forms of communication can intersect in a myriad of ways in art. In fact, some of the most provocative artworks resulted from the creative exploration of the fluid relationship between words, images, and communication.

Fragments

January 23, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

Paintings we see in the galleries today engage the viewer as independent, complete works of art. Many of them, however, are fragments of larger compositions.

Color Chart

January 22, 2017 | Blanton Museum of Art

The word “orange” was not used to describe color until the 16th century. Color is intangible; it only exists in language and has to encompass individual perspectives. As a result, meaning can change when seen through a contemporary lens. In the following selection of works, viewers are invited to reflect on the different ways artists tackle color. Some use it to their advantage while others omit to highlight form, line, and texture.