Spalding House: TXT/MSG

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    Bennett Lieberman. 'True green, reef green, hummingbird green,' 2015. Archival gelee print.

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    Low Commitment Projects (Tae Kitatkata and Bittany Powell Parich). 'Paper Chatter,' 2015. Cut paper, thread. Courtesy of the Artists.

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July 29, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Spalding House


Exhibition Overview

Spalding House’s fall exhibition delves into the communicative nature of art through the use of text, the principles of design, and visual narratives, and looks at how one’s emotional, physical, and psychological response to an object, image or experience can shape it’s meaning. 

On view will be Bennett Lieberman’s visual poems inspired by the descriptive names of paint swatches from the hardware store, and an installation by Tae Kitakata and Brittany Powell (collaborators/creators of the acclaimed blog, Low Commitment Projects) that brings to life daily conversation through paper-cut words and phrases. Also featured is muralist Aaron Noble whose work deconstructs comic book imagery and narratives on a large scale. Satirical and political cartoons by 19th-century Frenchman Honoré Daumier and 20th-century Oahuan Corky Trinidad explore the marriage between image and text from different epochal and geographical views, and EATING IN PUBLIC adds to that discourse through intimate works utilizing new media.

TXT/MSG is part of a series of academically aligned exhibitions that serve as a valuable interdisciplinary resource for the students and teachers of Hawai‘i, and is curated by museum educators with input from school teachers and university professors.

This exhibition is generously supported by