KENOSHA — “Clear and Present,” an exhibit featuring artwork by Kristin Bauer and Paul Owen Weiner, will be shown through March 2 in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive.
“Clear and Present” dissects the visual vocabulary of language through a continuum of printed words from the concrete to the unknowable.
Based in Tempe, Ariz., Bauer builds sculptural assemblages that layer text within strata of polymer pigment and plexiglass.
They create visual abstractions and transfer new meaning into fixed language.
Weiner, of Denver, frames prints of legislative documents and executive orders under distressed and decimated glass surfaces. The redacted transparency incites limitations of expression during times of duress.
An artist lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 28.
The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (with Thursday evening hours from 6 to 8 p.m.) and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission fee.