Written Words Inspires New WAG Exhibit

Written Words Inspires New WAG Exhibit

By Sarah Klein

A new exhibition opening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on May 5 will play on a popular cliché to show that “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.”

The exhibit will consist of more than three dozen artworks inspired by the written word, drawing from richly varied literary, poetic, and mythological traditions. Chosen largely from the WAG’s 20th century collection, they include examples of painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, contemporary studio ceramics, and decorative art.

“For centuries there has been a link between visual art and the written word,” said WAG chief curator Helen Delacretaz. “Artists have long been inspired by great works of fiction or poetry, bringing them to life through paint or stone. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words is an exploration of the literary theme.”

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words will run until July 29.

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