Shit to Hit - Word Up: The Intersection of Text and Image
A pretty good and unique exhibit is going on at the NC Museum of Art. Check it out while it's around: July 22, 2012–January 20, 2013
Here's what the museum says:
In an era increasingly dominated by mass media and characterized by a constant barrage of information, text has taken on significance as both a conveyor and inhibitor of meaning, particularly when combined with visual resources. Featuring nearly 30 paintings and drawings, including some that have never been exhibited, Word Up: the Intersection of Text and Image highlights the work of six contemporary North Carolina artists with a common denominator in their oeuvres: the use of text in two-dimensional art. Word Up will feature work from Mathew Curran, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Nathaniel Lancaster, Shaun Richards, Gabriel Shaffer, and Derek Toomes.
Word Up is part of a series of exhibitions dedicated to the art and artists of North Carolina. As part of the NCMA’s ongoing commitment to the citizens of our state, the North Carolina Gallery exhibits the work of emerging and established North Carolina artists. Solo and thematic exhibitions rotate twice a year and draw from loans and the Museum’s permanent collection.