FROM THE CAVES OF LASCAUX, to the operas of Mozart to the choreography
of Balanchine, storytelling has long been a vehicle for expression in most
every form of creative endeavor. The AcA is pleased to present 1000
Words, which looks at artists who explore narrative in a variety of mediums
with diverse consequences. Each beckons the viewer to participate in or
linger awhile as they offer a glimpse at their chronicle.
Represented in the exhibition are 15 artists. Several artworks presented
here suggest settings pregnant with possibilities; acting as a stage set for
a narrative to unfold. Poetic placement of clues crescendo to illuminate a
unified whole. Other artists offer the reverberation of events disclosed with
evidence of a story that unravels uniquely as each viewer experiences
the work. Still others present an accumulation of artifacts that are left
to expose some event or recorded historical documentation. Whether
you act as an anthropologist to uncover the meaning, a bystander who
witnesses the crime, a voyeur in the aftermath, or work as the narrator
himself, each work present in 1000 Words is sure to intrigue.