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Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

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(Re)Verse Ekphrasis: Works From The Mcintosh Collection, Matthew Ryan Smith Apr 2009

(Re)Verse Ekphrasis: Works From The Mcintosh Collection, Matthew Ryan Smith

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

As the exhibition title suggests, (Re)verse Ekphrasis: Works from the McIntosh Collection, flips traditional notions of ekphrasis, broadly defined as the description of a work of art, in an effort to open a range of artistic expressions to further interpretation. The exhibition intends to return a notion of creative license to the visual artist, while invoking the interpretive work of the poet or writer. What is more, in a spirit of “conversation” the works presented in the exhibition demonstrate an invested critical engagement with texts: biblical accounts, works of fiction, and of poetry, culled from sources as diverse as ...