Emblems are complex allegorical symbols constructed by linking a motto, an image, and a commentary.
The abundant lexicon of text and image relationships — description, alienation, disruption, translation, and simplification, to name a few — provides entry points for our conversation with the emblem. Continue reading “Emblems (2015)”
Terri Thornton: “This past Tuesday [September 7, 2010], in spite of torrential rain and tornado watches, ninety-four undeterred people gathered to hear from artist, writer, and professor Michael Corris. These faithful folks were rewarded with a sometimes dense, often funny, and consistently thoughtful presentation on issues concerning the use of text in contemporary art.