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Seth Ellis’ Meanwhile in Non-Text Exhibition at EMU

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Seth Ellis’ work Meanwhile appears in Non-Text, on display at EMU’s University Gallery from Oct. 30 — Dec. 11, with an opening reception on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 4 — 7 pm. 

The work in Non-Text” challenges the Western cultural assumption that textual content is necessarily the primary and most efficient communication medium; this art wittingly or unwittingly uses textual media in ways that obscure written language’s ability to communicate. Each piece employs text, typography, or writing to create aesthetic forms that express visual meaning rather than merely allowing words to function as invisible verbal transmitters. The work in Non-Text” propels viewers into situations in which letters and words unabashedly become visual experiences.