Caroline Kent: A set of symbols

Caroline Kent, an abstract artist based in Chicago, is having a show featuring her symbolic paintings. Kent’s paintings reflect the recent discussions we’ve been having on symbols, and what type of meaning these symbols hold. What is particularly interesting about her paintings, and much of abstract artwork in general, is that each individual shape in her paintings has little meaning, rather it is the placement in relation to the other symbols on the canvas that define the artwork’s message. I find this type of art to be fascinating because it’s one thing for a group of viewers to collectively agree that one symbol means one things, its another thing if an artist can convey a clear message using symbols that don’t hold any significant value on their own but can create a story when placed together.

To see more of her artwork click here.

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