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Kay Rosen Migration 2017 Letterpress print on board in two parts

Overall installation measurements vary
Image size:  8 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches each  (21.6 x 39.4 cm each)
Paper size:  14 x 22 inches each  (35.6 x 55.9 cm each)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered on both sheet as well as notated ‘Left Sheet’ or ‘Right Sheet’
(Inventory #29066)

Migration consists of two boards, one with the word, ICELAND” printed on it while the other has IRELAND.  The similarity of the names of the two countries, only one letter apart, presented itself as a sort of found text to Rosen, a situation that demanded to be reconstructed by color in order to make a point.  It couldn’t be more relevant than it is now. While the single blue or green letter, “R” and “C” creates a little visual and semantic disruption, having “migrated” from one name/country to the other, they change the work into a more multi-hued, complex and heterogeneous ‘place’ than it was as a monochromed one.

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