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The Dennos Museum Center

ConTEXTure: A Conversation Between Artists in Two Forms

April 10 - June 13, 2010

Sculptor Bill Allen and poet Fleda Brown engage in an artistic conversation between genres. Each artist looks for points of entry into the other's work through words, lines, or colors that evoke emotion and feeling.  Brown writes, not to explain the sculpture but to add the voice of the poet to its implications.  Allen responds to a poem, envisioning what it says to him outside of language.  He creates not an illustration of the poem, but a tactile thought, a thought without words.  When these works are displayed together, the result is a dynamic interplay that pushes the limits of language and image.