L to R: Paul Loughney, Nick DePirro, Paul Loughney, Nick DePirro, Paul Loughney
IT'S A SIGN - Exhibition lll
IT'S A SIGN is a series of four shows, wherein the theme of signs, symbols, visual communications, written words, and semiotics are explored and successively elaborated upon by four curators. Exhibition lll was curated by Enrico Gomez.
MARQUEE PROJECTS present IT’S A SIGN, a series of four one-month long exhibitions
Exhibition I: Curator Mark Van Wagner, Opening October 28, 5-7pm Artists Jeff Feld, Enrico Gomez, Mikael Levin, Emily Quinn, Exhibition II: Curator Robert Zungu, Opening November 25, 5-7pm Artists Andrew Laumann, Mikael Levin Exhibition III: Curator Enrico Gomez, Opening December 23, 5-7pm Artists Bert Benally, Nick DePirro, Paul Loughney, Emily Quinn Exhibition IV: Curator Maya Schindler, Opening January 20, 5-7pm TBA Marquee Projects proudly presents IT’S A SIGN, a series of four shows, wherein the theme of signs, symbols, visual communications, written words, and semiotics are explored and successively elaborated upon by four curators. Each will curate their own exhibit which will last approximately one month.
Each curator will present works that deal with signs and semiotics in the broadest sense, semiotics being the philosophical study of signs and symbols. Curators will incorporate one to three artworks from the previous exhibitions, thus playing the “exquisite corpse” parlour game motif to enhance the causal relationship of this curatorial process. Like an homage to that game of old, each curator will build and foster a visual call-and-response dialogue, in and of itself an interpersonal communication.
The word “sign” and its synonyms hold meaning — sometimes multiple meanings, and with a weight of importance that varies according to the viewer. From traffic signs to letter forms, and from objects of spiritual devotion to corporate logos, a plethora of signs appears perennially within and around us. They give rise to, and facilitate, the very contexts that we move through, inviting us to receive and make sense of the kaleidoscopic field of information we’re exposed to.