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I chose to write my gallery assignment on the exhibition Blind Courage and Panic Fears by Lisa Murray The title of the work is called Flash Cards and was done in 2000 The medium that was used for the six flash cards that are portrayed in the exhibition was silk screening on canvas Each of the prints are paired with one image and a label which is why they are called flash cards Lisas flash cards are very similar to the style and format of childrens flashcards in which if a flash card is shown to someone we would recognize the picture and have an understanding for the concept of the visual symbol Although with Lisas flash cards they are very puzzling humorous and ambiguous when we try to decipher and categorize each individual flash card Therefore the subject matter in this exhibition is what each individual flash card suggests or symbolizes With Lisas flash cards they all represent some method of science mapping or classification The content of Lisa Murrays work is the caption that is paired with the picture Even though the caption tells you what the picture is it still doesnt make you fully understand exactly what it means She breaks down form vs content in simple terms and even suggesting that this binary thinking is inadequate to really understand the world Murray suggests that other forms of knowledge have value1 The content of the painting has the viewer compelled with her work and confused because of the puzzling and ambiguous objects It can be somewhat difficult to understand how she came up with the caption for each picture and what it actually means She got a lot of her ideas from medieval cartography perceptual processes dreams and advances in medical technology2 I think that it would be easier for a child to say what they see better than an adult because we are more analytical whereas a child is more
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