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24kt txt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

30 April 2012

24kt txt - a collaboration between Matthew Hinçman & Josh Luke

Matthew Hinçman and Josh Luke are pleased to announce the unveiling of their first intervention in the series "24kt txt" at the Hallway Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA. The installation consists of two gilded-text acronyms in the windows of the Hallway Gallery's South Street storefront.


The "24kt txt" project investigates the changing nature of contemporary language in the face of new technologies and forms of communication. Depictions of text message shorthand & chat acronyms are rendered in gold on glass in display windows throughout the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, MA. Created through traditional water-glass gilding techniques, the chosen abbreviations are recursive - text messages referencing language and modes of communication,  questioning the evolution and future of written and spoken language.

The 24kt txt project investigates the changing nature of contemporary language in the face of new technologies and forms of communication. Representational depictions of common text message shorthand & chat acronyms are rendered in water-glass gilding on glass in display windows throughout the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, MA. The chosen abbreviations are recursive - text messages referencing language and modes of communication - ulitimately questioning the evolution and future of written and spoken language.

@ the Hallway Gallery:

24kt txt #1: TWITA (that's what I'm talking about)

24kt txt #2: WOA (work of art)

Over the next few weeks, new interventions will pop up in Jamaica Plain storefronts near you! follow the progress at twitter:

@metchew

Bios

Matthew Hinçman

Matthew is an associate professor at the Massachusetts Collge of Art and Design in Boston. A Jamaica Plain resident,  He has been creating site-specific installations for JP and beyond since his Jamaica Pond Bench debuted in 2006. Two Boston Public Schools feature Matthew's work: the Ellis Mendell School in Roxbury, and the Denis Haley School in Roslindale (in collaboration with students from MassArt).

matthewhincman.com

Josh Luke

Josh graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a BFA in Painting before working for several years at New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco, one of the most well known independent hand-painted sign-businesses in the country. Josh's works with New Bohemia are featured throughout the Bay Area and his paintings have recently been featured in several San Francisco and Boston galleries. In 2010, Josh founded Jamaica Plain based Best Dressed Signs, an all-by-hand sign business that offers shops, restaurants and other local businesses the benefit of quality and attractive storefronts and signage.

bestdressedsigns.com


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