FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRITTANY SCHRUM, Coordinator
the art of symbols and syntax
an independent collaboration between artists and writers
July 8, 2011 - August 8, 2011
Opening Reception with light refreshments and gallery talk July 8 at 7pm
Coordinated by Brittany Schrum
- Philadelphia area writers and artists have teamed up to create a
visual interpretation of complex philosophical ideas/theory concerning word and image association through an independent art show. This show will newly interpret earlier artists’ and spiritual theologians philosophical implications of how (the collective) “we” perceive the world through word and image. The collaboration aims to break boundaries in thought by taking the intangible and interpreting it visually and through literature. Questions such as: What is the relationship between word and image? How are people influenced by images? How do “we” use our words to paint vivid pictures, and why
does that relationship exist? may come into play as this a philosophical discussion exercised through artistic outlets.
This collaboration is unique in style. Not only are artists be contributing work, but writers are contributing a literary perspective that may be read, watched, or listened during opening reception. This collaboration has been developed, funded, and curated independently by contributing artists and coordinator.
The young artists involved include newer artists including Kathryn
Gronsbell, Sean Favre, Laura Finestone, Chris Stach, Bailey Chick and
Sara Hudak. Guest poet Melissa Carl, zine writer Katie Haegele and
up-and-coming writer Emma Wenzel are also contributing. Coordinating
this exhibition is Brittany Schrum, who frequently works with new
artists on independent projects in the city.
words will be showing for one month at The Rotunda, from July 8th until August 8th. Opening reception and gallery talk will be on July 8th from 7-10pm.