Join visiting artist, Joshua Ware for this unique opportunity to explore language in a new way. We primarily think of language as a sign system that conveys ideas or articulates meaning. But what if we reconsider how use language? During the Language as Sculpture workshop, we will explore text and textual characters as material objects. In doing so, we will create artworks that use language and letters as the building blocks for visual works, as opposed to communicative tools.
Instructor: Joshua Ware
About Joshua Ware:
Joshua Ware is an artist and writer who was born in Cleveland, OH. His recent work centers on the intersections between organic and architectural forms, which he calls biomorphitecture. His work has shown both nationally and internationally, with public sculptures currently on-view at GEORGIA Art Space and Mestizo-Curtis Park in Denver, CO. He earned his doctorate in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska, focusing on the confluence of text and image. He is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley (2010) and Unwanted Invention / Vargtimmen (2014), as well as several chapbooks. He periodically writes art reviews, which can be found at Entropy Magazine, Southwest Contemporary, and the New Collection. He lives in Denver, CO.
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