The Bonnier Gallery

The Bonnier Gallery

3408 NW 7 Ave
Miami, FL 33127
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Word Play: Language as Medium

Fiona Banner, Benjamin Zellmer Bellas, Mel Bochner, David Moreno, Kay Rosen, Damon Zucconi

June 6 - July 20, 2019

Word Play looks at how contemporary six artists have specifically used and questioned how language functions and how meaning is comprehended. They use language as an actual medium—like charcoal and paint, wood and steel—exploring the paradoxes of language. Sometimes their work is telegraphic; other times almost narrative.

These artists all make us think about language and how we use (and abuse) it, including the acts of speaking, reading and looking; representation and abstraction, and how they cross over. As Smithson later wrote, “A word outside of the mind is a set of ‘dead letters’.” Word Play challenges the viewer to bring life and meaning to letters, punctuation and text.

About The Bonnier Gallery

The Bonnier Gallery operates in both the primary and secondary market works, focusing on Post-War Art across all media. It also has an active program of art and poetry publications. The gallery advocates its artists’ work through tightly curated exhibitions, American and European art fairs, and scholarly catalogues. The gallery’s exhibition program has five shows annually: two primary market shows, two secondary market shows, and one guest-curated show. This combination allows the gallery to focus on the primary market, while bringing a high caliber and curatorially forward-thinking programming. Every exhibition will be accompanied by a curated a project space that highlights important emerging or secondary market works.