Words: Kevin Mc Namee Tweed

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"Words" is a series of drawings that explores language in visual terms. Drawn and painted with Sumi ink on Tan Rives BFK paper, the collection is united stylistically, although techniques and subject matter vary widely. Some of the pieces offer a magnified view of a word, typically with something askew, often to the point of blunt and thrilling stupidity. In other work, butchered colloquialisms are rendered in a heart-felt manner, immune to their idiocy and oblivious to their own revelation. Other pieces simply offer a chance to observe a newly conceived specimen of language burdened by its own dramatic scramble for definition. The collection as a whole embraces ambivalent and multiplicitous meanings and seeks to expose, mythologize, or reanimate words.

In conjunction with this exhibition, Punctum Books has published a book, also entitled "Words", which compiles the entire collection of drawings from this series. Designed by the artist along with Jared Ritz and Max Koch, the 6.5” x 8.5”, 124 page book is printed in black and white on honeycomb paper to mimic the effect of the original drawings. Words was printed by Koch Printing in Austin, Texas.


Kevin McNamee-Tweed is an artist and curator based in Austin, Texas. Raised in North Carolina, he graduated from NYU in 2007. His work has been exhibited around the country, ranging from installations and visual art to books and zines. His exhibition, Rocks, won the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Solo Exhibition in 2012-2013. His 2014 project, Books, was recently published by Farewell Books, Molasses Books, and Raw Paw. He currently works as Gallery Curator at Big Medium in Austin, Texas.

kevinmcnameetweed.com
www.husci.org/pub

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Opening Reception: Saturday, October 10, 7-10 pm
Exhibition: October 10 - October 31, 2015
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Wednesdays 12-5pm or by appointment
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