WORD IMAGE TEXT
June 24 - July 22, 2009
WORD IMAGE TEXT is an exhibition which brings together the work of three contemporary artists who all explore the intersection of word, image and meaning within their chosen media. The work of Joseph Farbrook, Zoey Stites and Anik Vinay will be on view from June 24 – July 22, with an opening reception on Wednesday, June 24, from 5 – 6:00 p.m. in the Gallery. A selection of early prints by Shusaku Arakawa, lent by a private collector, will also be presented in the entrance area of the Gallery. Joseph Farbrook teaches digital media and specializes in alternative uses for video game technology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities & Arts. Rhode Island artist Zoey Stites teaches photography at the University of Rhode Island at Kingston. Stites earned her B.F.A. and B.S. in urban studies at the University of Rhode Island, and her M.F.A. from the University of South Florida. Anik Vinay is a graduate of Ecole des Beaux Arts of Valence, France and has exhibited widely and received numerous awards throughout her career. WORD IMAGE TEXT at the Cantor Art Gallery is being shown in conjunction with the International Word & Image Conference, organized by Frédéric Ogée and Maurice A. Géracht, professor of English at Holy Cross. The conference, scheduled for June 24-26 at Holy Cross, will focus on practitioners of the verbal and plastic arts and the significance of their sister practices in their works. The conference is sponsored by the international French/English journal Interfaces, the University of Paris 7, and the College of the Holy Cross.