July 23, 2016 - September 24, 2016

Don’t Read This, Too is a continuation of a 2014 exhibition at the SLC Public Library titled Don’t Read This. This exhibition further explores the aesthetic value of letters and characters as formal tools in the visual arts. When artists use text in their work viewers often get lost reading the content instead of considering the text’s aesthetic aspects. For the ten contemporary Utah artists in Don’t Read This, Too text has value for its formal as well as its communicative qualities. The beauty of language finds expression not only in the communicated content, but in the visual symbols we use to represent language.

Don't Read This, Too encourages viewers and readers to consider the elements and principles of art and design as they interact with the text in these works. 

Featured Artists:

  • Gary Barton
  • Namon Bills
  • Liberty Blake
  • Linnie Brown
  • Aundrea Frahm
  • Randy Marsh
  • Joseph Ostraff
  • Christopher Shill
  • Nick Stephens
  • Justin Wheatley 

Join us for an opening reception Wednesday July 27, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Image: Namon Bills, Phrontistery, 2015