Sing, Don't Cry

Selections from KMAC and Private Collections Ongoing Interpretations by Matthew McDole

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Jun 16 2017 - Jul 7 2017

Pictograms, hieroglyphics and initial versions of cuneiform were all developed as modes of communication before the use of conventional forms of writing. Expanding on these early pictorial sensibilities Louisville artist Matthew McDole has cultivated his own graphic language, an icon driven system akin to the ideographic approaches of certain types of street art, as well as our current use of emojis, and not entirely dissimilar to the use of Dutch hex signs or barn quilts found throughout rural America.  

Celebrating and enhancing our ability to communicate through art, Sing Don’t Cry features McDole’s own stylized visual vocabulary in dialogue with objects culled from the KMAC permanent collection and private collections from the museum’s network of ardent donors, supporters and advocates.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Matthew McDole

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