Samantha Burns showed two pieces, “Try” and “Automatic Thoughts: Sandusky” at the St. Louis Art Guild‘s exhibition, “WORDS+TEXT+ NUMBERS”. Within this work, she is exploring the use of language through subtle text in the form of prints and sculptures. Samantha’s piece, “Try” was awarded the first place award for the exhibition. This All Media exhibition, opened May 20 and concluded July 2.
This exhibition explored what can happen when artists use textual characters — letters, words, numbers — as central elements in their work. Chosen by juror Joel Ross of the University of Illinois, the exhibition takes off from the use of language by Conceptual artists in the 1960s and gives it a contemporary spin.