Angela Meleca Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Tongue, a group exhibition featuring artist whose work is influenced by language and text. The show includes work by Erica Baum, Robert Buck, Youmna Chlala, Laura Lisbon, Ian Ruffino, Suzanne Silver and Ryland Wharton.
Tongue explores one of the most enduring discourses in art history, the relationship between language and image. The inspiration for the exhibition title came from the catalogue essay written by Dr. Omedi Ochieng, Assistant Professor at Denison University. In it he quotes John Berger as saying, “Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak…It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.”