The phrase “so to speak,” curator Emily Berçir Zimmerman explains in the exhibit notes, originated in the early 19th century “as an apology for the use of the vernacular to reiterate an idea.” The works in So to Speak, opening Friday at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, are “are composed of sentences and phrases that are given a physical reality, creating a dialogue with form that deeply impacts the way works are ultimately read.
In this show, a picture isn’t worth a thousand words; a few words are the picture.
The artists whose work is in the show are Leona Christie, Hollis Frampton, Paula Gaetano, Melinda McDaniel, Fernando Orellana and Klub Zwei. Pictured is Orellana’s Whale Ride (2208).
So to Speak opens Friday (Jan. 25) in the Main Gallery at the Arts Center of the Capital Region (265 River St., Troy) and will remain on view through March 29. The opening reception is also tomorrow from 5-9 PM, as part of Troy Night Out. There will be a lecture with EMPAC’s Johannes Goebel at the ACCR on March 21 at 7 PM. For more info, call 273-0552.