2017 – Words in art: txt me

Soft to the Touch, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, print

Soft to the Touch, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, print

txt Me
January 13 – March 12, 2017


Third Eye, Mike Sleadd, drawing

Third Eye, Mike Sleadd, drawing

txt me explores contemporary visual art’s unique manifestations of language as an ongoing engagement. Language is complicated, intricate and endlessly transmutable. The complexity of language, its ability to both inform and confound us, is part of its continuing appeal to artists.

Throughout the exhibit language is not necessarily interpretive, explicatory, or narrative in function. Instead the works in the exhibition embrace language’s more permeable state: its elasticity, its affinity for questions, subtexts and double meanings. Exploring language’s limits and limitations, the works in txt me evoke emotions and can embrace questions of politics, mortality, identity, race, idealism, and alienation.

Curator – Betsy Roe
Assistant Curator – Sara Stepp

Featured Artists

Sedona Alvarez | Eric Avery | Patricia Bordallo Dibildox | Jason Engelhardt | Elise Flatland | Tanya Hartman | Adriane Herman | Maggy Rozycki Hiltner | Jenny Holzer | Robert Indiana | William Kentridge | Tom Kristensen | Stephanie Lanter | Erik Maldre | Marguerite Perret | Mike Sleadd | Jo Stealey | Renee Stout | Yeqiang Wang

Exhibition Photos


Related Programs

Art in Common
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Lingo Story Room
Nurture your creative spirit through discussion, exploration and hands-on art-making. Discover new art media and techniques while connecting with other creative people. Find inspiration and resources in our community, gallery, library and online. Registration required. Go to here to register

txt me: reception
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 5-8 p.m.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Bring your literary and artistic friends for an evening of coffee tasting, biscotti and reading. Renowned local authors will read from their original works of poetry, fiction or nonfiction every 1/2 hour in the current exhibit txt me.

txt me: Haiku and Art

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7-8 p.m.
Marvin Auditorium 101B
Engage both sides of your creative brain to create art using words. Learn to write haiku, then use fun, spontaneous art techniques to turn your words into an original piece of art!

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Zan Popp

Hello, I'm your friendly neighborhood Curator of Exhibitions. I have the amazing job of creating, building and presenting wonderful art exhibits for you at the library's Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery.