Kenny Cole
As part of an ongoing exploration into language as visual image and the role of the artist as visionary, soothsayer and presenter of "truth through beauty", Kenny Cole begins his works with a "charged" word and proceeds to expound upon it in a stream of consciousness-like voice. He finds enough words to fill the paper and surround the images, creating a dense texture of words that become their own visual element. Some of his images are derived from a set of 1966 encyclopedias, mimicking the brushed illustrations of the time, and paired incongruously with text appropriated from the Bible.