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Utterances - Norman Schwab and Alexandra Wiesenfeld

September 9, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Utterances - Art Show Announcement

Utterances - Norman Schwab and Alexandra Wiesenfeld

September 9 — October 5, 2019

Jose Drudis-Biada Art Galley
Mount Saint Mary's University, Chalon Campus

Utterances is a perfect title for the show at MSMU which includes recent works by the Los Angeles artists Norman Schwab and Alexandra Wiesenfeld. Over the years, the exhibition program of this gallery has effectively displayed the visually rich and conceptually compelling diversity of Los Angeles contemporary art scene. Jody Baral, director of the gallery for over two decades, who often, as in this case, is also the curator, has favored group shows that masterfully connect art and artists and create memorable, unexpected visual dialogues. Utterances is no exception: the highly personalized narratives and distinct media of each artist merge into a powerful mosaic which is both coherent and fragmented. If Schwab’s geometric shapes and forms contrast Wiesenfeld’s undulating contours and lines, the sophisticated palette and painterly surfaces employed by both artists form a beautiful and meaningful visual utterance, which enhances and enriches the dialogues between the artworks and establish a compelling invitation to carefully view this exhibition.

It is important to note that the artists use titles not as a key to

the meaning of their work, but as a way to valorize utterances as

semantic clarifications and conceptual dilemmas.

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