Euclid Avenue Gallery
Dual opening reception Friday, March 9 5:30 – 8:00 P.M with Jonas Sebura: Confounded into Unitary Chaos
The Artist Talks: Anthony Warnick, 6:15 p.m. in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
The Artist Talks: Jonas Sebura, 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery
Anthony Warnick’s exhibition of new work, Language Games, makes reference to philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s idea of language as a game. One of Wittgenstein’s primary arguments is that concepts which exist outside the framework of the game do not need to be defined to be meaningful. In fact, semantic discussions that try to define those concepts can distract from the actual discovery of a solution. Thus, Warnick’s exhibition examines how language, an indispensable facet of civil society, also functions as an imposing obstructive force. The words we use to understand and identify ourselves play a crucial role in how we relate ourselves to others, with profound results. An example of this could be seen in how the words “us” and “them” make possible categorical separations that divide people. Weaving an artistic experience from action, object, and word, the viewer is forced to reexamine the tangible impact that words have on the world.
Anthony Warnick earned his BFA in Web and Multimedia Environments from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2011) and his MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2015), and he is currently a full-time lecturer in Sculpture and Expanded Media at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
See Anthony Warnick’s CV here.
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