In this age of illegal wiretapping and 9/11 conspiracy theories, its a wonder that Beth Ames Swartz admits she hides subliminal messages in her art. No worries; this isnt They Live, so there wont be any commands to obey or marry and reproduce.
The colorful paintings in the Paradise Valley artists new Beth Ames Swartz: The Word in Paint exhibit actually contain verses by several ASU students and ancient Chinese poets Li Bai and Du Fu. Viewers may recognize [that] a message lays buried behind the paint, says Swartz, but that message remains unreadable in its entirety, even when examined closely.
Nov. 21-Dec. 23; Dec. 26-30; Jan. 2-Feb. 13, 2008
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