Milovan Destil Markovic
Curated by Michelle Chanique
Stanley Street Gallery presents Including Words, a group show that delves into the intriguing realm where text meets with the language of paint, colour, and materiality. Through seemingly disparate practices, the exhibition examines how the graphic form of words and numbers converge with material sensibility and imagination.
The artists contemplate the very shape of language, from the curvature of script to the rhythm of prose. How do these illustrative qualities intertwine with the exercise of reading? How do words affect sensory experience, create intention or tell a particular story? By including words, these artworks create an opening between literary form and visual expression, offering a captivating exploration of text and language. From optical illusions to political commentary, each piece invites us to consider the effect of words within artistic practice.
Written by Claire de Carteret
Sarah Edmondson, Don't Touch, 2022, Cotton on linen, 53 x 95 cm, Image Greg Piper