The Pasadena Museum of California Art is presenting Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden: “These Carnations Defy Language,” a remarkable collaborative exhibition that began as a conversation between the artists about an anthology of the French poet Francis Ponge and, in particular, his poem “The Carnation.” This exhibition stems from that conversation, which presents new individual and co-created works by Grant and Roden that highlight their use of textual sources and their own conceptual systems to inspire and structure their production. Grant’s paintings from her new series “Antigone 3000” continue her inquiry of literary texts as source material for her imagery. The works in “These Carnations Defy Language” explore and map the Greek myth of Antigone from its original basis in Sophocles’s text to a current exchange on the importance of Antigone to future generations with

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