LANGUAGE. POWER. DIFFERENCE.
Works by JOE NAMY
June 17 – July 24, 2010
In his first solo exhibition in Detroit, Language.Power.Difference., artist Joe Namy explores the issues born out of the space between languages, the codes that are used to translate, and the loss of context and meaning that occurs within translations, both internal and external.
A Lebanese descendent, Namy uses his own relationship with the lexical gap experienced as a bilingual artist, and its resulting “double consciousness,” as a catalyst for his work. Exploring primarily photography and video, his current work also utilizes images and sounds to reveal the subtle cracks and crevices within language, inviting the viewer into a broader contemplation on the many issues that reside within.
Language.Power.Difference. opens at Re:View Contemporary Gallery on Thursday, June 17, 2010 with an opening reception for the artist from 7pm – 11pm. This exhibition is presented in connection with the 2010 Allied Media Conference.
Joe Namy holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, and currently lives in New York, where he is finishing his MFA in Studio Arts from New York University. While working as an interdisciplinary artist in Detroit, Namy co-created “OTHER”, a collective of Arab artists living and working around Detroit.