By Marquita Harris, July 14th, 2010
What happens when you take seven talented artists, the novel Art & Lies by Jeannette Winterson and free reign? Spazi Sergreti, or Mendacity, Mood exhibit at the Centotto in Brooklyn. Featured artists include: Deborah Brown, Jenn Brehm, Mary Kate Maher, Karilyn Johanesen and more. It’s a visual feast of prose as the artists dissect and interpret the author’s rich narrative, resulting in something truly unique. But it doesn’t stop there. Curator Paul D’Agostino then asked the artists to select and rewrite memorable passages from the novel by hand, which will be apart of a second show, Citational Graphologies, or A Show of Hands (or “the handwriting show,” as D’Agostino has joked). In a world of email, texting and reading 50 characters or less, we’d say that’s rather refreshing.