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Jill Rowan

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2009, White stoneware, 15.5"w x 63"h

In distorting letters and numbers both English and Arabic, the notions of language and miscommunication are prevalent in my work, as I transformed an abstracted two-dimensional drawing further by generating three-dimensional forms. With the layering and overlapping of clay letters and characters as well as using Arabic letters to create English words, I was able to transform the typeface into a form of signage. I question my efforts of rendering and distorting type, because individuality in a typeface slows a reader down, but this frustration will support the idea of problems of communication.

Jill Rowan - Please Quit

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.