Signs and Signals 2015

Considering the “encounter” between the viewer and the painting, and what we search for in the collective elaboration of meaning.

“We can leave aside the problem of the phenomenon’s historicity: art has always been relation to some extent. It has, in other words, always been a factor in sociability and has always been the basis for a dialogue. One of the image’s potentials is its capacity for “linkage” to use Michel Maffesoli’s term: flags, logos, icons and signs all produce empathy and sharing, and generate links.” ( Nicolas Bourriaud, Excerpts from Relational Aesthetics, 1998)