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ConTEXT
UAG Gallery Show + From April 2nd, 2010 through April 23rd, 2010

Location: UAG Gallery
247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210

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Welcome to the wonderful world of TEXT?the ubiquitous alphabet we all take for granted. The alphabet we use and see everywhere each and every day can and has also been the subject of art. Used on its own or in conjunction with other artistic mediums, text in art can add a fascinating level of meaning or ambiguity to art. Art using text forces the viewer away from what is usually a passive, pictorial-looking experience into a more interactive reading mode. We have become so accustomed to reading constantly throughout our days that when we see art with text it can make us look twice at the art and re-read the words as well.

Text has been used in books, as graphic design, and also as graffiti. Artists now have begun to merge printed text, street art, graphic design, and traditional art into what can only be seen as an entirely new movement. Text in art is a product of our times. With the visual information being conveyed to us almost constantly and the graphical/visual advent of the Internet a whole new type of art has emerged, and text is as much a part of its language as more traditional forms of artistic expression.

The text can tell you where to look, or it can distract you from the subject. It can enlighten you, confuse you, entertain you, or anger you. Its power is a potent weapon that can spread lies, misdirection, propaganda, conspiracy, and fear. It can also communicate hope, compassion, education, and spirituality. The text and its syntax is our speech made into symbols. It is culture, it is communication, it is the glue that normalizes all of society and homogenizes us so we do not fly apart, senselessly babbling at the trees and animals. Text and art combine humanity's need to communicate, with its need to express visually what cannot be communicated in words, and it fills the gap that lies somewhere in the muddled gulf between.


UAG presents ConTEXT, a national show of work containing text, with featured artists Robyn Diaz and Joseph Ulrich, and side room artist Jonny Russell.

Exhibiting Artists:
Adam Furgang
Akum Norder
Benjamin Furgang
Bill Zeman
UAG Member Bob Anderson
UAG Board Member Christa Dijstelbergen
Curtis Canham
Deborah Adams
Elise Wiener
Jason Cosco
Jessyka Neitzel
Joe Ulrich
UAG Associate Member Kali Roy
UAG Member Lorenz Worden
UAG Associate Member Mitch Messmore
UAG Member Robyn Diaz
UAG Member Samuray Akarvardar
UAG Member Sarah Petrucci
UAG Member Sean Finneran
UAG Associate Member Stephanie Dunckley
UAG Member Thomasa Dwyer Nielsen
Todd Behrendt
UAG Associate Member Tommy Watkins
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