Ugly Duckling Presse

Closing: Spelling the Image with Erica Baum

Sat Mar 3, 10:00 AM

Closing: Spelling the Image with Erica Baum

at Marc Jancou Contemporary, 524 West 24th Street, New York

Anthropologists have long argued that symbol-making, the depiction of our world through written and drawn forms, is what makes us human. Both language and art allow us to reappropriate the world around us, to interpret that which we see, feel, hear and touch, and to communicate these interpretations to others. As a vehicle for language, text assigns meaning to visual forms, constituting a network of symbols that relies solely upon a community’s universal acceptance of these assignations.

Spelling the Image is a group exhibition exploring artists’ examination of language and the relationship between text and image. The show will be on view through March 3rd.

The exhibition will include works by Erica Baum, John Baldessari, Sam Durant, Roe Ethridge, Jenny Holzer, Larry Johnson, Mike Kelley, Sean Landers, Louise Lawler, Christian Marclay, Alan Michael, Richard Prince, Kay Rosen, Frances Stark, and Stephanie Taylor. It will also present Language Paintings from the 1980s by Ken Lum.

Erica Baum received a B.A. in Anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale School of Art. She has exhibited in New York, Baltimore, San Francisco, Kansas City, Berlin, Italy, and Mälmo. Her artist book Dog Ear was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2011 and her work was included in the book Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press, 2006). She was a 2008 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Shuffled Glances at Bureau, NYC, and Erica Baum: The Public Imagination at Circuit in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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