STEAK and Young Space are pleased to present Colloquialisms, a three-person exhibition by Jinyong Park (London), Moley Talhaoui (Stockholm), and Natan Lawson (Baltimore).
A selection of paintings and works on paper investigate the subtle patterns and mechanics of everyday language through contrasting and yet related modes of expression. Park, Talhaoui, and Lawson visualize messages and language, through linguistic systems, wordplay, or digital reproduction of analog scripts that consider bilingual patterns and challenges, as well as new meanings when words are pronounced or spelled slightly differently, and how language itself is a shape-shifter over time and from place to place.
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Park, Talhaoui, and Lawson visualize messages and language by examining linguistic systems, wordplay, or digital reproduction of analog scripts. Colloquial language is described as communication used in a casual or familiar way, as opposed to formal or literary usage. Studies of meaning, such as when a word is pronounced or spelled slightly differently, reveal hidden layers of interpretation. Addressing bilingual patterns and challenges, as well as the nature of language itself to shape-shift over time, and from place to place, they issue a call to the viewer to respond, and to plumb for new understandings.
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