Wigs

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The paper wig series continues to investigate language, broadening the scope of degrading and offensive terms to include words of hatred and violence. Printed in red, white, and blue ink are tiny words whose mere existence is testimony to our intolerance towards difference.

Letterpress text on paper. Turned wood spindles, heads, and stands by Steve Jacobs.

The wigs were exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery in 1999. Then exhibited at the Frumkin/Duval Gallery in Santa Monica in 2000, in Sticks and Stones at California State University, Stanislaus in 2003, and Fresh Impressions: Contemporary Letterpress Printing at Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2008.