​Telling Tales

Scream gallery presented a cutting-edge portfolio of UK and international artists, whose practice incorporates words and typography. Since the evolution of Conceptual art in the 1960s, many artists used text as a way of reinforcing the concept of art as idea. Scream wanted to look how their artists were presenting language through their art. All works in the show highlighted the conception of the words as a message and their transmission in visible form. Working in the classical medium of oil paint, 24 year-old rising star Sally Fuerst’s work is anything but traditional; combining the contemporary with the classical, her playful renditions of editorial- inspired images of women appended by thought balloons. Meanwhile, Meg Hitchcock’s practice is concerned with sacred texts and the idea that all spiritual and Yael Kanarek’s creative practice investigates language and numerals and how these define our reality.