SAY WHAT NOW?  

Opening at Golden Belt Room 100
www.durhamartguild.org

June 26 – July 26, 2018
RECEPTION THIRD FRIDAY DURHAM
JULY 26, 6 – 8 PM

STATEMENT
Say What Now?

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

Say What Now? is a series of collages that invite the viewer to look beneath the surface for hidden images, innuendoes and interpretation of words that are used to describe a myriad of attributes and faults of humanity.

Are you an apple or a pear? Hey Baby Nice Melons! Who’s my zucchini? Some so-called compliments are used to demean and bully us. But the same words can be used sweetly or humorously, as in “You are the apple of my eye.”

Words can uplift and words can hurt. A compliment or a taunt can be drawn into thoughts and memories and replayed over and over again in our heads. “I know you are, but what am I?”

Say What Now? explores the ways that people in this politically charged climate can and do use words and images to identify sexual desire and power. Words also can be used to acknowledge social impotence and social prowess.

I know you are, but what am I?