Drawing a Blank, 2008, neon, 30" X 40"
Red (names), 2005-6, embossing labels, marley, metal, wood, 4" x 5.5" x 1.5"
Call & Response intends to highlight the flexibility of language and meaning in art. Of all of the artists in the show, Suzanne Silver takes perhaps the most direct angle, using the Talmud as primary source. According to the press release, Silver "models her drawings, paintings, and sculptures on the system of cross references, commentaries, embellishments, and amplifications found there."
Call & Response, curated by Gianna Commito, is up now at Kent State University and closes Nov. 21. Photos by Jaime Keiter.