Liliana Bloch Gallery presents Michael Corris: Emblems opening reception
In Emblems, this exhibition of monotypes, Michael Corris explores the rich conversation between text and image in art and visual culture.
The format of Corris's monotypes pairs the printed image with the palette of pigments used to create the original painting. This composition alludes to the formal structure of the emblem, a complex allegorical symbol consisting of an image, a motto, and a narrative text. In Corris' emblems, the title or extended caption of the image functions as a motto in disguise.
The monotype's subject matter reflects the artist's personal experiences and intellectual concerns: travels abroad, historical events of personal significance, inventories of past works, ephemera from the artist's archive, impressions of Dallas as a global city, and illustrations for a publication of the artist's writings on art, Leaving Skull City: Selected Writings on Art (Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, forthcoming 2015).
The exhibit will be on display November 14 through December 23.