• size 30" × 24"
  • year 2015
  • medium Acrylic ink on linen
  • framed N/A
“While thinking of ways to render language, this piece pioneered a new direction in my art making. Stepping away from an alphabetic reading of text and experimenting with a typographical form, I was inspired by the rhythmic pattern appearing as I worked. The letterform/form letter became an unreadable, yet, abstracted version of language.” — Gail Tarantino
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About the Artist

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Gail Tarantino (b. 1958) is a San Francisco Bay-area painter and photographer. Her works focus on thinking of ways to interpret language and its myriad meanings. First creating short narratives or letters, she then translates these written communications into color, coding messages that question the validity of interpretation.

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  • For Women's History Month, Uprise Art curates an exhibition for Johnson & Johnson that highlights the forgotten women and places of history.

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