I Know Just What You’re Saying: A Visual Game of Telephone

A sneak peak from an unexpected angle. Foreground: detail of work by Ann Wessman. To the very far left: glimpse of work by Barbara Moody. Photo: Susan Emmerson.

This post is by Jennifer Moses, one of our fabulous member artists who helped install the current exhibition, I Know Just What You’re Saying

The January show, the brainchild of Shana Garr, presents an unusual opportunity for making connections between members of Kingston Gallery. Although the members are very familiar with each other’s work, this show is the first of its kind where members respond directly to one specific piece of their peers.
L-R: Sarah Meyers Brent, Stacey Alickman. Photo: Susan Emmerson.
The “game” process consisted of a chain of members: one person responded to a piece by sending it to the next person, to the next, and so on. This process yielded interesting interpretations and connections between artists and functioned much like the game of telephone. Color connections, form emulations, idea continuities, and intuitive responses fill the gallery with work, the last piece having a very different direction than the first. All in all, it’s been a great way for gallery members and visitors to the gallery to gain a deeper and singular understanding of individuals and a manifestation of the gallery cooperative.
-Jennifer Moses
I Know Just What You’re Saying is on view from January 6 to 31. Join us at the opening reception on Friday, January 8 from 5:30 to 8pm. 
Installation view, I Know Just What You’re Saying, L-R: Hilary Tolan, Ann Wessman, Conny Goelz-Schmitt, and Mira Cantor. Photo: Susan Emmerson.


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