Kay Rosen: UH OH NO AH HA
For this years’ Gallery Weekend Berlin, H.M. Klosterfelde Edition is presenting a series of newly printed editions by American artist Kay Rosen. Working with words and language, Rosen comments and emphasizes recent and ever present issues of our societies: ever witty, political, subtle but never quiet. The new edition projects will be accompanied by a selection of drawings, collages and a painting. Trained in languages and linguistics, Kay Rosen realized in the 1970’s that what interested her most about language had to be expressed visually, so she left academia and started over from square one as a “self-taught” artist. Drawing on her linguistic background, she began an exploration of the intersection of meaning and structure in language through color, materials, scale, composition, typography, and graphic design. Her investigation into alternative functions of language continues until today.