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TEXTURE.TXT
1/8/2011- 2/13/2011


Opening reception: Saturday, January 8th, 6-9pm

Sarah Butler, Josh Faught, David Humphrey, Kristen Kee, Mary Reid Kelley,
Lucy Kim, Leeza Meksin, Dona Nelson, Gil Rocha, Rebecca Shore and Jackie Tileston

Performance by Mira Stroika at Tandem at 10pm
Texture is the arrangement, pattern, or feel of constituent parts: a rough surface comprised of granules, thread woven into fabric, musical notes swirling in densities of sounds. Text is letters shuffled into words shuffled into meaningful passages - visual communication representing speech, our guttural utterances in the form of perceptible marks on a surface. Speech is formed by syllables that are constructed in the body and emitted through the mouth, where hard and soft sounds with wavering intonation are filtered through the acoustic mechanism of the throat, and are shaped by the tongue and lips. Texture and text originate from the Indo-European word "teks" meaning to weave, to fabricate. It is a word for a craftsperson, one who builds, one who manipulates an accumulation of small units into something useful, something to trade, something symbolic.

Artists often play with these ideas. They jiggle symbols into alternately meaningful and confusing relationships, build patterns from distinct marks, and create objects that are meant to have special value. Artworks, like writing, are graphic and reference both words and images. And the evolution of writing is linked to pictures, as the earliest forms of written communication are depictions of animals in caves, pigmented rubbings and scratches on dark stone walls that say "I was here, I saw this, I have feelings about this thing I saw."

-Jennifer Coates


Press:

Texture.txt at Regina Rex
16 Miles of String: Andrew Russeth

At Regina Rex, Latin Roots Woven Together
BushwickBK.com: Stephen Truax



Texts:

3 POEMS by Yevgeniya Traps

TEXTURE.TXT by Jennifer Coates

CHANGES LANGUAGE by Sarah Butler

On Three Works from Texture.TXT by Stacie Vos and Jeffrey Stuker


Installation View


No cable - No cry
Gil Rocha
Duct Tape
19.5 x 35 inches
2010

Untitled
Rebecca Shore
Oil on Canvas on Panel
16 x 20 inches
2008-10

Clown Party
David Humphrey
Paint, wood, and paper
2010

Spacey Characters
Dona Nelson
80x80, acrylic mediums on canvas
2010

Installation View


Installation View


When You Look in the Mirror You See Me
Josh Faught
Hand-woven Jacquard Cloth
27 x 32 inches
2008


Sarah Butler, Silence, 2011, Marble, Graph Paper, and vellum, 300 sheets, 12 x 18 inches




My Rack
Leeza Meksin
Site Specific Installation
2011

5 Paintings
Oil, Acrylic and Dye, on Spandex Stretched over Canvas on Wood
2010-2011
Spandex, Racks, Chain, Spray Paint, Sand, Sewing machine, Found Objects
2011

Beta
Kristen Kee
Soda, Glass, Rubber, Canvas, Digital Print
25 x 14 x 10 inches
2010

Lil Wayne - Flat
Lucy Kim
Oil Paint on Aluminum Foil
15 x 21 inches
2009

The Necklace
Lucy Kim
Oil Paint, Aluminum Foil, Concrete
16 x 20 x 1.5 inches
2010