Six Words – Stories exhibition opens at New World Gallery

Sep 19 – Oct 25, 2019

Photo series by Angelica Gonzalez for Six Words – Stories NWSA exhibition

A story-telling exploration through typography. The show borrows its concept from legendary American writer Ernest Hemingway’s lore that claims the prolific writer challenged himself to write a story in just six words. The result: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Hemingway’s six-word story and self-critique have never been verified but what is irrefutable is that great stories can be told in 60,000 words or just six. The students were tasked with each developing 14 story executions in just 14 days, utilizing the typography of their choice.

Among the stories to be displayed is A Bluebird’s Tune, by NWSA college senior Amanda Linares, inspired on Emily Dickinson’s envelope poems. This series focuses on three main subjects that have a strong relationship with her work and life: danger, death, and madness. Contained in shadow boxes, the text is displayed in a personal dialogue with a collection of found objects. Each used object stained with life recreates a materialized idea, a psychological moment, an intimate portrait, generating new content.

NWSA college alumna Angelica Gonzalez uses this assignment to explore the power of relationships and the imprint they leave on the path of life experience with her 24”x24” image series Like a Tattoo. “Positive or negative, each one leaves an invisible everlasting mark. What if you could see those marks? Tattoos can be used as meaningful memorials to life changing events,” she explains. “I wanted to reference the tattoo culture and tell my story of the intense toxic relationship I was experiencing. Each line of the story references the progression of the relationship, from intense chemistry (mind), to love (heart), and sexual (body). Here is an excerpt of the full story.”

Opening: Thursday, September 19; 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Free and open to the public, Monday – Friday; 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.

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