Sat, May 7, 2016—Sat, Jun 11, 2016
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (map)
Erik’s work, 156 Experiences for Active Contemplation: Thought | Action, to be included in The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) exhibition, “tXtMe,” an exhibition of contemporary creativity using letters, signs, text messages, words, lyrics, poetry, profanity and utter nonsense using digital media, Internet-based work, paint, pencil, neon or…?
Texting with imagery… and hitting “send” is something you might have done with a friend earlier today. Text with beautiful hand-painted illuminations is something right out of the early medieval era. Throughout history, text has been used in artwork to convey messages, be it sacred, political, or simply narrative. This tradition continues today as contemporary artists utilize text, letters and numbers as an integral part of their work.