Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The Davis Gallery at Houghton House


Signs & Signifiers

October 13 through November 10, 2017
Reception: Friday, October 13 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Among the most persistent forms of printed matter in the public sphere, signage may well be king of the mountain. The artists in this exhibition explore the ways in which printed signage in its various forms reflects the values of a consumerist society, physically dominating the built environment, conferring authenticity and authority, codifying desirability, and blurring the lines between the economic and the political. Each artist takes the position that how printed matter is used in society is important, affirming that print matters.



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Geneva, NY 14456
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