Cecil Touchon: Subliteral Poetics

27 October - 12 November 2017

Using typographic fonts, Internationally renowned artist Cecil Touchon creates abstractions coming from the collage tradition. His practice transforms the symbols of the written language into a form of visual architecture.


In this solo exhibition, Subliteral Poetics, Touchon explores the central paradox of language, whereby one can only understand the meaning of words by using other words. As the information age produces exponentially more data, our capacity to absorb text is diminished, and we are moving to more visual forms of communication. Touchon addresses this by reminding the viewer that written language was always based on abstract visual structures and that by returning to the aesthetic we can better contemplate this relationship.


opening reception > friday | october 27th | 5-7 pm