Paul Kasmin Gallery is presenting The Written Trace, a group exhibition curated by Ariella Wolens, on view at 293 Tenth Avenue from June 25 – August 14, 2015. Including works by canonical figures John Baldessari, William N. Copley, Martin Kippenberger and Ed Ruscha, as well as contemporary artists such as Katerina Jebb, Goshka Macuga, Brian O’Doherty and Song Dong, among others. This exhibition focuses on the indefinable aspect of the medium of text. It is an exploration of that which is communicated through sight, a consideration of the visual qualities of words as we abstract them from their connotations. There is a progression of mediums, beginning with the painted word, as seen in the early Christian illuminated text, The Hours of Jacques Hurault, 1500-1510. The calligraphic inscriptions are written in the style of bâtarde, a technique later echoed in the work

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