I rely upon Internet search engines to decide upon the right plant to grow in the shady part of my garden, look for source imagery for my latest art projects, spot good dining locales, and more. In fact, a snapshot of my life could very accurately be captured by Pinterest! And I hazard a guess that many others, especially those who read blogs like this one, would agree that this applies to their life too. San Francisco-based artist Hilary Pecis explores the relationship between text and image in our search-engine-driven lives. Entering a word, like “meadow” or “ice,” Pecis receives hundreds to thousands of images from which she creates “a form of transcription or encyclopedic consensus of what a word ‘looks’ like.” Pecis’ collages of word/image associations are fascinating and splendid to view.
Currently, the artist has a show at the Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through July 17, 2012. On July 27th, she will also have a piece in a group show at the Double Break Gallery in San Diego, California.