For the visual artist, “voice” is a metaphor for the distinct and recognizable manner in which we communicate with the viewer. The vocal artist uses pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, and (usually) words to convey mood, emotion, and meaning; the visual artist uses line, color, shape, texture, value, and (sometimes) words to do the same.
Voice is more than style.
It includes both technique and content. It is rooted in our own personal space – our experiences, understanding, and interpretations of life, and our choices of medium and techniques. Finding one’s voice is not often easy, quick, or simple, but once found, it will tell truth to the viewer.
By presenting a body of work from each of several artists, “Voices” gives viewers the opportunity to “listen” to the work as a whole & explore how the artist’s voice informs each piece within the group.