This work is not currently on view.
acid free paper, acrylic, and wood
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
91 in x 290 in
- Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary Art
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Purchase Fund
- Accession Number
© unknown, research required
Pica explores issues of communication, civic participation, and the limits and failure of speech. These concerns meet the ritualized actions of public demonstrations in Procession (Reconfiguration), a work that combines the forms of placards with the festive decoration of bunting. The signs depict a spirited arrangement of colors rather than the slogans we might expect to see; the cheerful alignment suggest a moment of serendipity in the noise of a protest. Pica's art often centers on a wordless moment, a pause pregnant with the potential for declaration, yet remaining suspended in silence. Colors and shapes become important symbols in this quiet realm, substituting a visual chromatic language for the audible assertion of words.