16 September 2017 — 12 November 2017
The writing is on the wall in Oeno Gallery's Text Message, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and prints that incorporate letters, words and hand written script. As both visual imagery and language, words in artwork give powerful direction to thought. While text in art is not new - think of illuminated letters in medieval manuscripts - the use of language in 20th century art, in Dadaist, Surrealist or Pop art, forced viewers to ask themselves "what is art?" There is tension between reading and seeing a work of art. How this tension is used is integral to the artist's visual message.