Stephanie Lempert
American,

Stephanie Lempert explores the interplay of verbal and non-verbal communication in her videos and delicate, detailed photographs and sculptures. “My work revolves around human language and […] how it layers our everyday experiences,” she says. “I explore storytelling and memories, and how we share our experiences with the people that surround us.” Drawing subject matter from personal histories, shared memories, and overheard conversations, Lempert incorporates text in a way that blurs its narrative and aesthetic qualities. In her “Language of Space” series (2007-08), she infuses words into photographs in such a way that they become part of the texture and shadow of the images. For her impossibly airy sculptures, she makes objects—like a birdcage, a revolver, or a chess set—entirely out of words, delicately and precisely carved using an innovative mechanical technique known as rapid …

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