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  This fall, a compelling exhibition was staged at LAST Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Organized by writer-artist Meital Yaniv, the show brought together eight woman-identified, queer artists whose practices also utilize the written word. “We live between the objects we make and the pages we write,” Yaniv opens in the exhibition press release. […]

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  Artist: Ali Kheradyar Title: Untitled (Performing Death) Year: 2016 Materials: Paper, Ink, Metal, Earth   Ali Kheradyar’s contribution to “Words on Paper” stands simply. “Untitled (Performing Death)” (2016): a trough of earth holding a poetic statement printed on white paper. But it is actually a portal containing inquiry into the nature of representation and […]

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Artist: Meital Yaniv Title: 12 frames, bronika, NE & CA 12 frames, bronika, Parkfield 12 frames, bronika, NM Year: 2016 Materials: Photography   “How many words hide beneath an object?… Does a paragraph have a shadow?” Writer-Artist Meital Yaniv conceptualized the “Words on Paper” exhibition out of genuine curiosity. She wanted to know how her […]

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Artist: Suné Woods Title: decoy Year: 2016 Materials: Photo Collage   In “touching (a)part,” the first reading convened for “Words on Paper,” Suné Woods evokes the spirit of Mfon Essien, a photographer who died after an honest battle with breast cancer. The artist’s insistence upon being present and expressive as a whole person, in light […]

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Artist: Cara Despain Title: May 21, 5:14PM Year: 2016 Materials: Concrete   Cara Despain contributes an enigmatic, stand-alone sculpture for “Words on Paper.” With a date and time stamp for a title, “May 21, 5:14pm” (concrete, 2016), the three pieces of cast wood hold the corner of the gallery like they hold a secret. The […]

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Artist: Abigail Han Title: When You Get The Chance, Please Send Me The Right Brick Year: 2016 Materials: Archival Ink Jet Print and Drawing   Abigail Han’s contribution to “Words on Paper” comes in the form of recorded dispatches from Singapore and an archival ink jet print and drawing called “When You Get The Chance, […]

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Artist: M Title: It’s impossible to feel the distance between mouths receding Year: 2016 Materials: neon, wood, wires, plexiglass, printed silk   “It’s impossible to feel the distance between mouths receding” A fragment of dialogue, a glimpse of cinema, the dreamy proclamation title of M Rasmussen’s installation for “Words on Paper” maps yearning onto range […]

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  Artist: Toisha Tucker Title: Orlando Year: 2015 Materials: Digital Print   The striking profile of “Orlando” (digital print, ed. of 3, 2015) posits the equation of combining two portraits (author Virginia Woolf and conceptual artist/creative writer Toisha Tucker) to make a third masculine-appearing merge. In her image-based and recorded contributions to “Words on Paper,” […]

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  Artist: Anna Knecht Schwarzer Title: Sister Year: 2016 Materials: Silkscreen Print   Verbs ratify process, duration, and transformation. Anna Knecht Schwarzer’s practice – her art and activism – is chalk full of action. Animated by a deep spring of compassion and sense of justice, her works reach out in solidarity. “Real work happens by […]

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