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Wordplay: Text and Image from 1950 to Now

Saturday November 5, 2005 - Sunday December 11, 2005
Wordplay: Text and Image from 1950 to NowClaes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden, 1929), Alphabet in the Form of a Good Humor Bar, 1970. Offset lithograph. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1973.10.1.© Claes Oldenburg 1970. Courtesy PaceWildenstein(photo: Phil)

In the last 50 years, artists have repeatedly played with text and image, turning to the written language as the sign system most familiar and most artificial. Presenting images ranging from the Pop Art of Roy Lichtenstein to the "reverse anthropology" of Enrique Chagoya and body markings by Lesley Dill, this exhibition explored what happens when visual artists play with words. On view were works from the DAC collection and selected loans from The LeWitt Collection.

DAC Curator Clare Rogan gave a gallery talk on Wednesday 9 November at noon. A reception followed.