Thoughts Become Words, Words Become Images

Posted by Fabio 12 September 2019

A group show curated by Anaïs Ngbanzo at HVW8 gallery, Los Angeles. Literature in itself is an art form; carefully chosen words paint visuals upon a page for the theatre of the mind. This has often inspired other, more visually oriented artists to create works based upon these mental images.

Thoughts become words, words become images is an exhibition which illuminates the interplay between literature and visual art.

Held at HVW8 gallery, this group show is bringing together established artists Dev Hynes and Gia Coppola, as well as up-and-coming talents: musician Kelsey Lu, photographers Amanda Charchian and Lily Gavin, and the painter Cassi Namoda.

The show will feature photographs, paintings and short films. All of the pieces revolve around books. The works, some commissioned especially for the project, plunge into the themes of identity, desire and self-love issues explored in Joseph Conrad’s 1915 novel Victory, Patrick Süskind’s 1985 masterpiece Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, and Essex Hemphill’s poetry. The artist Kelsey Lu will pay homage to modern poetry by using a particular kind of prose employing discontinuous and broken forms.

Amanda Cgarchian, Cassi Namoda, Dev Hynes,
Gia Coppola, Kelsey Lu, Lily Gavin

Thoughts Become Words, Words Become Images
HVW8 gallery, Los Angeles
Sept 12th – Oct 13th, 2019