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We’d Like To Have A Word With You


Art galleries in Kent, Conn., are slowly unfurling and welcoming the world back in — with COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in place, of course. 

Andrew Craven’s Craven Contemporary opened June 6 with a show called Wordsmiths, featuring (as the name implies) art that has words and lettering. Most prominent is the work of graphic designer/artist David Shrigley, perhaps best known for designing a Scottish soccer team’s perky yellow mascot, although the much-exhibited artist has also done books, videos and more — almost always with words playing a central part in the work. 

Also at the gallery now are Jonas Wood, Hank Willis Thomas, Will Boone, Geof Oppenheimer, Barbara Kruger, Tony Oursler and Deborah Kass.

The show remains up until Aug. 2. The gallery is at 4 Fulling Lane in the center of Kent, Conn., and is open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Appointments are not required but they are appreciated. Craven wears a mask and requires that visitors wear masks, too. Only one visitor is allowed in the gallery at a time. Hand sanitizer and gloves are provided.

For more information or to make an appointment, email cravencontemporary@gmail.com or call the gallery at 646-355-8142. Images from the show can be seen at www.artnet.com/galleries/craven-contemporary/artworks. 

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