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  • Libby Wadsworth

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA Chicago)

    Libby Wadsworth’s pictorial contributions to the ambiguities of the image/text dichotomy are certainly well-intentioned. Wadsworth attempts to mimic the traditions of old-master still-life painting—a gesture not without its dutiful degree of homage—and then over- or underlays these images with stencillike sequences of text, often in the form of diagrammed sentences. Word and picture are set to exist in malleable harmony, dependent on Wadsworth as to how directly or obscurely they will interrelate. Sometimes this relationship is quite straightforward: an apple hovering an inch or two over a table

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