When Words Fail / Calls & Submissions

April 10, 2021

Organization Name: Visionary Art Collective

Organization Location: online

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $22


✨ About the Exhibit: How do we communicate when we cannot find the words? To verbalize a thought or feeling is an attempt to be understood, either by one’s self or by another. But some experiences seem to go beyond language. They are simply too big to be fully expressed in words. Or perhaps the words themselves are too difficult to speak out loud, so we create an alternative language – a visual language – to do the talking for us. For this upcoming exhibition, we are seeking work that represents these personal languages, the attempts to communicate and be understood without or beyond the need for words.

✨ About our Guest Curator: Grace Lang is a multimedia artist based in upstate New York, where she creates both two and three-dimensional work to tell stories of triumph. Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal “demons,” her work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual expressions of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny. Much of her work stems from the belief that these personal demons are not necessarily enemies but, rather, aspects of ourselves that can be utilized for good. This attitude informs her goals as an art educator, as she deeply trusts the transformative power a creative outlet can serve to help us express and communicate complicated experiences.

Understanding the link between creative expression and identity development informs Grace’s work crafting art-making workshops for children and young teens, often with a focus on exploring personal narratives. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, as well as Lang College with a BA in Literary Studies. She has participated in artist residencies in China, Germany, and the United States and is an active member of the Young Professionals Leadership Group at the Art Therapy Project in NYC. She is currently on the education team at Art Omi Sculpture Park in Ghent, NY, and is working towards a Masters in Educational Psychology at St. Rose College.


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