Archie Scott Gobber
Artist-in-residence from 2006 to 2011.
My work is derived from what inspires me: words, language, signage, and the structures that support them. Text has long played a major role and most recently is the subject of my paintings and sculptures. By depicting words, letters and phrases as “object”, I am able to influence their meaning pictorially through color, font, and context. Often there is an underlying political conversation involved that is intended to bring the political to the personal and vice versa. Ultimately, my work seeks to engage the viewer as partner in an ongoing dialog while realizing the goal of the artwork is what it conjures.