"TXT artists investigate language"

July 1, 2010—August 20, 2010 | Reception Thursday, July 1st, 6-8PM

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled TXT. Each artist uses language to reflect on social, political, personal or experiential content. The works not only question speech filtered through semantics but also the graphics of popular media. They tread on both verbal and visual territory resonating on many different levels. Each artist’s work conflates the meaning of written messages by questioning the power and believability of words.

Artists included in the exhibition: Brad Adkins, Ray Beldner, Matthew Buckingham, Alejandro Cesarco, Steve Davis, Davis + Langlois, Anthony Discenza, Dana Frankfort, Lauren Grossman, Matthew Higgs, Jenny Holzer, Lawrence Lemaoana, Glenn Ligon, Tania Kitchell, Mark Mumford, Walter Robinson, Joel Ross, Brent Steen

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"How Can You Buy Or Sell the Sky" 2009-10
"things Fall Apart" 2009
"Kill A Man’s Pride" 2009
"Fortune Teller 5" 2009
"Picture" 2006
"A Picture is a Picture" 2006
Person/Places" 2009
"Yes" 2008
"Since passing this way" 2008
"Baby Found In River" 2010
"Black Boyfriend" 2006
"Dark Matters" 2007
"Perfect Storm" 2008
Warm Broad Glow (Reversed), 2007
"Little Foxes" 2005
"Even Shorn" 2005
"Strom" 2008
"Unfamiliar Sensations" 2008
"Pretty Pictures" 2005
"Plaid" 2010
"Forest" 2008
"Color in “Walking on Ice”, by Werner Herzog" 2009
"Color in Half -Life a Novel by John Raymond" 2009
"Literary Ikebana" 2009
"Footnote #7" 2008
"Narrative" 2001
"Hosni Mubarak" 2008
"Into Pakistan" 2007
"Bashar Al-Assad" 2007
"Mahmoud Abbas" 2007
"Omar Hassan Al Bashir" 2007
"AKA" 2007
"Eat, Sleep, Destroy (off" 2010

Steve Davis

Steve Davis is a photographer based in the Pacific Northwest who takes both landscape and portrait photographs. His images always reference a social idea or group of people, whether that is the social and physical landscape of Washington or contemporary hippie culture. Often his photographs depict those on the fringes of society, in order to raise awareness and bring images of forgotten groups of people and landscapes into art spaces.

Steve Davis is the Coordinator of Photography and Media Curator at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Davis was twice the recipient of the WA Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and Russian Esquire. His photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Haggerty Museum of Art, George Eastman House, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Musée de la Photographie in Belgium.