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Mel Bochner: Babble, blather, blabber

Bilge, blarney, bunk. Mel Bochner has been exploring the intersections of linguistic and visual representation for over 45 years. The excellent exhibition at the National Gallery of Art through April 2012 includes 43 thesaurus-inspired...Show More Summary

Colorful Language: Paintings by Mel Bochner at the National Gallery of Art

As Mel Bochner tells it, his longstanding engagement with language was inevitable. His seminal Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed as Art (1966) — a collection of notes and drawings from the likes of Dan Flavin, Alfred Jensen, Eva Hesse, Sol Lewitt, among others, photocopied and arranged [...]

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