A carafe, that is a blind glass. A kind in glass and a cousin, a spectacle and nothing strange a single hurt color and an arrangement in a system to pointing. All this and not ordinary, not unordered in not resembling. The difference is spreading. So begins Tender Buttons, Gertrude Stein’s influential and yet perplexing collection of texts on objects, food, and rooms. First published in 1914, Stein’s book is an idiosyncratic and seemingly nonsensical catalogue of mundane objects. More than one hundred years later, her work remains a relevant lens through which to understand the relationship between words and objects. Inspired by Stein’s composition, this exhibition brings together the work of twelve artists to explore how sense is made and

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