Nancy Dwyer at Nina Freudenheim



 

Nancy Dwyer, a cofounder of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center known for her large installations of three-dimensional text-based art, moves into the digital realm is this large-scale installation displayed at Nina Freudenheim Gallery this month. In it, painted plaster forms hang in front of a painted wall. A mounted screen shows the letters morphing from spelling out Wannabe to spelling out Hasbeen, while each of the hanging forms captures one moment in that morphing transition.

 

As always, Dwyer’s treatment of the physical forms of language encourage viewers to think about words and all the various interpretations of a particular word or phrase. This strategy has always been groundbreaking formally as it is conceptually, mainly because Dwyer makes it all so engaging and accessible. And funny. Not to be missed.

 

The shows runs September 9 through October 18, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, 140 North Street, with a reception for artist from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 9. Call 882-5777 or visit ninafreudenheimgallery.com for more information.         

 

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