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Sarah Hulsey: Iterations

October 14, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Sarah Hulsey: Iterations
October 14 – November 13, 2016

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 14, 6 – 9pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm and by appointment

Free and open to the public

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston presents Sarah Hulsey: Iterations, on view in the Walter Feldman Gallery October 14 – November 13, 2016. The exhibition will explore the intersection between language and visual art, focusing on the role of iteration, repetition, and variation in image making. Drawing on the way meaning in language is constructed by combining small units in specific patterns, Hulsey harnesses the reproductive power of printmaking to illustrate the rich complexity of linguistic structure.

In her ongoing series Linguistic Elements, Hulsey reinterprets early nineteenth century illustrated diagrams of chemical compounds and repurposes their graphic tools to map out the sounds and syllables of the English language. Composed of multiple small, woodcut-printed graphic circles, each collaged print comprises the name of a different chemical element. The result allows the viewer to identify patterns, repetition, and variability in the sounds and structure of words.

Also on view will be new prints in which Hulsey adapts conventional diagrams of electricity and magnetism in order to map out sentence structure. Playfully mimicking the concentric, pulsating patterns of early electromagnetic diagrams, Hulsey visually reinterprets the words of famous physicists describing landmark discoveries in their field. The richness of scientific visualization gives way seamlessly to the richness of linguistic possibilities, and gives vision to the world underlying our words.

Sarah is a recipient of the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists.


October 14, 2016
November 13, 2016
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