14 November, 2014–10 January, 2015
Words Tend to Be Inadequate
Featuring works by Daniel Gustav Cramer, Gonkar Gyatso, Jenny Holzer, Qin Yufen, Qiu Zhenzhong, Tsang Kin-Wah, Wang Qingsong, and Zhu Jinshi
Shanghai—Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present Words Tend to Be Inadequate, a group exhibition that illuminates how the use of text in the visual arts can be as powerful as images in communicating ideas or expressing inner feelings, thus exposing a personal world or responding to the world that surrounds us. The show aims to stage a meaningful dialogue between eight contemporary artists from the East and West who use words visually in their work, which include painting, collage, photography, LED signs, installation, and film.
Works by Daniel Gustav Cramer, Gonkar Gyatso, Jenny Holzer, Qin Yufen, Qiu Zhenzhong, Tsang Kin-Wah, Wang Qingsong, and Zhu Jinshi will be shown alongside each other in an exploration of different uses of text in art. If “words tend to be inadequate” on their own, then these artists aim to go beyond a word’s surface through their work to delve into deeper meaning.
Pearl’s Truisms and Survival, 2013
23.6 x 173cm; 9 3/10 x 68 1/10 in
New Poetry Series Status-V, 2005
69 x 69 cm; 27 1/8 x 27 1/8 in.