Bethan Huws: Illocution
The Welsh artist's pictoral work consists of several parallel elements of a total thinking process, the matrix of which is an ongoing cross-referential study of all manner of phenomena, most particularly language. Extensive handwritten notes, segments of which are presented as a work in its own right, record this encompassing thinking process and become material for further reflection and creation. Salzman discusses Huw's watercolours as stark visual complements to her concerns with language and thought. Reust relates his own very personal reaction to her writing, comparing it to the work of Walter Benjamin as a discourse documenting the "awakening" to art.
Co-published with Deiter Association, Paris.
Essays by Gregory Salzman and Hans Rudolf Reust.
Softcover, 64 pages, 8.5 x 8.5 in
Oakville Galleries, 2001