Telling Secrets Caption Contest #1

Today marks the debut of Broad Strokes’ Telling Secrets: Codes, Captions and Conundrums in Contemporary Art caption contest! Every two weeks for the duration of the exhibition, we’ll post one image from the show for you to get creative with. The first work is Jane Hammond’s Untitled (141, 257), pictured below. Muse, ponder, look, and post your interpretation in the comments of this entry – the last day to enter is Tuesday, November 3. Our favorite entry will win two passes to the museum – we’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, November 4 and give you the artist’s view of her own work. Have fun!

 

Jane Hammond, Untitled (141,257), 1989. Oil on linen, 76 x 70 in. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Greg Kucera and Larry Yocum.

Jane Hammond, Untitled (141,257), 1989. Oil on linen, 76 x 70 in. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Greg Kucera and Larry Yocum.

 

0 thoughts on “Telling Secrets Caption Contest #1

  1. I’m afraid to be free of all these things in my head. Just one stroke and I will began to release them!

  2. do not fear.
    PAINT LIKE A WOMAN.
    live it.
    don’t worry what the others think.
    PAINT LIKE A WOMAN.
    make your way, loosen the ties that bind.
    do not tremble at judgment.
    PAINT LIKE A WOMAN.
    be fierce.
    be you.
    and paint.

  3. Words that restrict (like a corset) are being painted out, leaving two to go under the thick powerful strokes of the active surface. When the last word is gone, the Gibson Girl image, merely a shadow, will drop down and through leaving the texture and body of an artist and her work.