Text and Imagery | Brianne Schoolcraft

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The Banana Factory Arts Center has partnered with the Bethlehem Area Public Library to present a new exhibition series in connection with the Artist Collective. Bethlehem artist Brianne Schoolcraft has been selected as the first artist in this exciting series. Her study of text and imagery is a perfect fit to start the dialogue between the visual and literary arts.

"Although text and imagery have a tendency to compete for visual hierarchy, both are capable of enhancing certain qualities inherent in the other. It is this balance between image and text, visual and narrative, and ambiguity and clarity, that fascinates and inspires me; informing the creation of my artwork.

My work is a representation of my continuous search to discover my own balance between these two commonly-separated methods of communication; finding ways the two mediums may benefit each other when they overlap, obscure, and describe one another. I combine text and imagery in order to question the often-preconceived notions of how text and images interact, as well as how we make meaning out of what is visually provided for us – and what isn’t."

Brianne Schoolcraft recently received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Moravian College where she graduated summa cum laude with a major in Studio Art and an English minor. She is also a graduate of the Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts. Her works and interests range from abstraction to photorealism to fiction.