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"A Little Called Pauline" is an excerpt from Gertrude Stein’s 1914 poetry book, Tender Buttons.
While Stein's language is anything but straightforward, many phrases in A Little Called Pauline seem to connect to newspapers - they might touch on printing, typography, and hyperbolic headlines. Is this Stein's critique of the 1914 media?
Critically examining the words we consume is still vital, so I hope this project invites viewers to feel curious about language and inspired to dig a little deeper.
This video was part of my MFA thesis, but it has found many other homes since then:
Word (Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA) | August 2020 | Second Place
Biblio Spectaculum (Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY) | June 2020 | Honorable Mention
Margins (Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY) | May 2020
Women's Work (Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT) | May 2020
Odds and Ends (Ann Arbor Art Center, A2, MI) | May 2019 | Honorable Mention
Pushing Paper (Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN) | February 2019
MFA_18 (Stone Gallery, Boston, MA) | April 2018
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