Professor Kim Beck Exhibits in “Signs and Signifiers” at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Among the most persistent forms of printed matter in the public sphere, signage may well be king of the mountain. The artists in this exhibition explore the ways in which printed signage in its various forms reflects the values of a consumerist society, physically dominating the built environment, conferring authenticity and authority, codifying desirability, and blurring the lines between the economic and the political. Each artist takes the position that how printed matter is used in society is important, affirming that print matters.
Signs and Signifiers is on view at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House October 13 to November 10.