Opening Reception: A Traveling Show

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Opening Reception: A Traveling Show
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Celebrate the opening of "A Traveling Show," an exhibition featuring work by Matt Keegan and Kay Rosen. Open to the public and free to attend, the opening reception will be complete with a cash bar on the Museum terrace. All ages are welcome.

"A Traveling Show" is an exploration of language, linguistics, and personal communication. At its heart is a selection of mail art exchanged over the past eight years by artists Matt Keegan and Kay Rosen. Their correspondence is augmented by a selection of artworks that includes wall paintings, sculptures, and drawings that demonstrate the artists’ unique and individual approaches to language.

Keegan and Rosen are artists of different generations who have known each other for almost a decade. Nearly eight years ago, Keegan initiated a mail exchange with Rosen that continues to this day. Every few weeks a mailed package makes its way from one artist’s studio into the other artist’s hands; it may contain one or more drawings, collages, photographs, print clippings, and found objects. To date Keegan and Rosen have exchanged close to sixty packages. The items in them constitute an ongoing dialogue, a visual call and response that unfolds between two close friends.
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By: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston