Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sign Language @ Whole Gallery

Sign Language
June 17 - July 19 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Whole Gallery

Curated by Hannah Brancato and Jessie Unterhalter, Sign Language includes works by 40 artists and groups from Baltimore and beyond.

Signs are a way to communicate and organize the ideas of individual people into collective movements. They remind us of campaigns and protests, patriotism and dissent, and are most often meant to create solidarity among like-minded people. From Sarah McCann’s poetic sandwich boards, to remnants from the recent Our Harbor Day action by the United Workers, the show brings together artists reflecting on the current political/social climate, with activists reshaping culture through the production art. Some artists in Sign Language use play to communicate important information, and still others use flags to give weight to seemingly frivolous ideas. Each work takes a particular stand and reminds us that the very gesture of art making is radical.