Repeated Dialogue by Léah Dwyer

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018
Hopkins Hall Gallery

Admission is free and open to the public.
Reception: Thursday, July 26 | 3-4 PM

Artist Statement
Repeated Dialogue investigates the effect of repetition on meaning. The text presents excerpts from conversations between my parents. Each phrase is taken from discussions and arguments that I’ve overheard repeatedly throughout my childhood and I continue to hear in my adulthood. I consider this through the form of screen-printing, a repetitive and monotonous printmaking process. As I screen-print the same phrase over and over again across a continuous plane, letters begin to resemble a collection of lines, dots and shapes. The words lose meaning and are nearly impossible to comprehend. Likewise, hearing my parents engage in repeated verbal exchanges makes me hear their words as sounds and tones that are devoid of meaning. In Repeated Dialogue, I explore repetition’s impact on meaning.  

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