Kay Rosen, ‘This Means War...’, 2015, Ingleby Gallery

The ‘Billboard for Edinburgh’ project ran from 2008 - 2016, when the Gallery was situated in its Calton Road premises and transformed a defunct billboard on the end wall of the building. The Billboard installation would change every three months and from each a limited edition print would be published. The list of contributors includes Turner Prize nominees and winners and artists with world renowned reputations alongside emerging talents.

Rosen’s simple but powerful new text piece This Means War… draws our attention to the danger of global warming and was published ahead of a crucial United Nations conference in Paris in December 2015.

Publisher: Ingleby Gallery

About Kay Rosen

Meditations on language and perception, Kay Rosen’s paintings evoke the conceptual, text-based art popularized in the 1960s by such artists as Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner. Her primary focus is wordplay, and within this subject she formally explores shifts in color, spacing, and capitalization. The product is a body of work that makes the viewer question the way that they approach text and read. “The word is a construction that contains aspects of other physical constructions, like buildings or bodies,” says the artist, whose academic background is in linguistics.

American, b. 1949, Corpus Christi, Texas, based in Gary, Indiana