Hicks Art Center Gallery

Hicks Art Center Gallery provides a varied series of curated art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Department of the Arts and as an important educational and cultural resource for campus and community.  The Gallery is located in Hicks Art Center, the locus of the College’s Department of the Arts.

R/W: Reading & Writing Visual Experience

January 22 - March 7, 2014

R/W: Reading & Writing Visual Experience‌ investigates the uses of reading and writing – from punctuation to publication – in contemporary art.  It looks especially at poetic, readable uses of writing rather than structural approaches or dialectics of image and word. The exhibition takes its title from a lecture by Lawrence Lessig, who argues against so-called ‘read-only’ cultures of authority and in favor of freer ‘read/write’ cultures where authors create and combine images and texts. The participants in this exhibit – Aubrie Costello, Marianne Dages, Sharka Hyland, Martha McDonald, Martha Rich, Sheryl Ridenour, Matthew Sepielli, Rebecca Targ and Susan White – are artists and authors, exploring what it means to see language in the setting of the gallery at this point in time.

Poetry reading and artist talk with Matthew Sepielli, Kevin Varrone and Claire Wilcox: Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Music & Multimedia Center, room 001

Artist talk with Martha McDonald & Susan White: Wednesday, March 5, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Music & Multimedia Center, room 010

Reception: Wednesday, March 5, 5 - 7 p.m. Curator's gallery talk at 6:10 p.m.


Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-968-8425.