Parsing Sign and Image

ALRI/The VETS Gallery : September 14, 2018 – December 1, 2018

Juror Statement
We erred in not including the entire Juror Statement in the booklet for this exhibit. Our apologies and thanks to Kaveh Mojtabai. The complete Juror Statement follows:

In this exhibition, the work submitted was to be based on the theme of parsing, sign and image. The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the definition of parsing as “to divide (a sentence) into grammatical parts and identify the parts and their relations to each other.” A sign is described as “a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known or a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function.”

A general approach to jurying a contemporary art exhibition without a theme is to base the art on the quality of work, traditional or contemporary technique, creativity, its relation to the human condition as well as internal and external influences and objects.

This exhibition was juried based on the framework of a general approach with the parsing, sign and image theme as the criteria. The selected work reflects text, symbols, language, phrases and more with visual imagery that communicates the human condition.

When viewing the resulting exhibition, the work in the show reveals a pattern of our internal restless headspace of words and symbols, our daily personal interactions of beauty, color, balance and darkness all trapped within our present society in a state of propaganda, entertainment, dualism, confusion, insecurity and upside-down decay.

Kaveh Mojtabai

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Read the artist’s statements about their work in this exhibit in the Exhibition Booklet here.

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