Vanishing Voices: Paul Adams
Artist Reception: January 11, 7:30-9pm
Exhibit: January 12-February 8, 2018
The Jacob Spori Art Gallery presents "Vanishing Voices," a new exhibit by BYU photography professor Paul Adams. One language dies every 14 days, and there are 866 endangered languages in the U.S. alone. The portraits in the exhibit feature the last native speakers of endangered Native American languages with their closest living relative-who is not a fluent speaker. All of the images were created using a tintype plate process, one of the most archival photographic processes, and will stand as a permanent record long after the sitter, and his or her language, is gone.
Lexicons and Signals: Gary Barton
Artist Reception: February 15, 7:30-9pm
Exhibit: February 16-March 15, 2018
Lexicons and Signals is a series of artworks that explores and questions the nature of meaning and the ways that it is conveyed, especially through visual art. It does this, at least in part, by taking written language, breaking it down, and altering its meaning as it is re-contextualized and re-presented as pure visual form with all of its potential for signification.