February 27th – December 17th


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On View: February 27th – December 17th

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HVCCA has a history of exhibitions that feature artists from the international community, some with established careers and stellar reputations as well as those just emerging onto the art stage.  ‘WORD’ is HVCCA’s first open call juried exhibition purposed to highlight talented regional artists who prominently feature ‘a word’ or ‘words’ in their artistic productions.  Some 140+ artists applied and 75 artists were selected.  These newer and lesser known works will sit side by side with works of artists such as Beatrice Coron, Dylan Graham (Netherlands), Ann Hamilton (US 1999 Venice Biennale artist), John Mellencamp, Jeffrey Gibson, Laura Kimpton (SLS Miami, Burning Man, California) and Robert Indiana.

Words have appeared historically as artistic forms in illuminated manuscripts, in Arabic text on the walls of mosques and in its mosaic murals, on Chinese calligraphic scrolls.  ‘Word’ as contemporary art form has been popularized by contemporary artists Ruche, Wiener, Kruger and Holzer, Anastasi and others.  Words have the power to hurt and to heal, to be offered as prayer or diatribe. Some of these ‘word’ facets will be explored in the works presented at the HVCCA.  Education programs, word performances and readings by renowned poets Gerald Stern and Cindy Beer Fouhy, will enhance the visual exhibition at the HVCCA.

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WORD artists:

Fafnir Adamites  Paula Akpan  Victoria Arakcheyeva  Elizabeth Arnold  Paul Arts 
Robert Barthelmes  Micah Bazant  Carly Blais  Mati Bracha  Jo-Ann Brody  Stefan Brüggemann • Robert Brush  Jess X Chen  Collective Settlement  Valeria Clark   Béatrice Coron   Harriet Evans • Kathryn Frund  Jeffrey Gibson  Sally Gil   Nicolae Golici  Dylan Graham  Inguna Gremzde • Ann Hamilton  Erica Hauser  Robert Indiana  Rose Jaffe  Carla Rae Johnson  Lance Johnson • Laura Kimpton  Carole Kunstadt  Joan Levinson • Dolly Li  Nestor Madalengoitia  Chucha Marquez  Jean-Marie Martin • Fidencio Martinez  Barry Mason  Francis Mead  John Mellencamp  Donna Mikkelsen  Kristina & Marek Milde • Bernard Mindich  Patricia Miranda  Oscar Murillo  Basha Ruth Nelson  Adam Niklewicz • Breena Nuñez  Robert Olsson  Pamela Pearce  Zeke Peña  Emma Rivers  Favianna Rodriguez • Lucas Rollins-Page  Mata Ruda  Julio Salgado  Gina Scalza  Bill Schuck  Mike Seri  Dusty Simi 
Julie Sittler  Tom Smith  Willie Wayne Smith  Gabrielle Tesfaye   Kristin Thielking &
Keven Brunett 
Justin Randolph Thompson  Rommy Torrico • Bradly Dever Treadaway  Robert Trujillo  Les Von Losberg • Yunizar