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Brian Dailey, WORDS January 27 – March 11, 2018

WORDS by Brain Dailey

Brian Dailey, WORDS

Brian Dailey’s multi-screen video installation WORDS is the artist’s investigation into the relationship between language, culture, and national identity and the challenges we face in our efforts to communicate key concepts across linguistic boundaries and national borders in the age of globalization. His virtual Tower of Babel is a contemporary turn on the Biblical story explaining the worldwide diversity of languages, a tale with parallels in ancient Sumerian and Assyrian myths. WORDS is the artist’s creative summation of his global experiences, compelling viewers to come to terms with the unstable relationship between language and concept, between interpretation and meaning. 



Opening Reception

January 27, 2018 from 6-9pm


Gallery Talk

February 17, 2018 4-5pm