Nancy Dwyer, Say What?
On View Saturday, November 2, 1996–Monday, June 2, 1997
Nancy Dwyer's work addresses contemporary issues through the use of puns and irony, and this site-specific installation of morphed word-pairs – titled “Tracks” – led visitors down the corridor leading to the museum space. Other works in the exhibition included Virtual Broadside – a series of computer-produced prints shown for the first time in the United States; Respect, with lyrics from the song written by Otis Redding Jr. and made famous by Aretha Franklin; and Shadow of a Doubt, a light-projection piece originally shown in the Netherlands. Dwyer's works reflect her concern with communication – and miscommunication – within multi-cultural communities. The exhibition was supported, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.