Text As Visual Language

Throughout history, a text has relied directly and heavily on visual images for its meaning with examples such as hieroglyphics and calligraphy. The first form of writing, Cuneiform, is characterized by a system of striking images. The letters of the alphabet we use today are no exception.

St. Louis established, and emerging artists explore the use of text in works of art through a variety of media. It is curated by Yvonne Osei, Curator-in-Residence.