Behind language

 "Hydrogen 1,'' by Sarah Hulsey, in her show "Schemata,'' at Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, Mass., through March 11. 

"Hydrogen 1,'' by Sarah Hulsey, in her show "Schemata,'' at Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, Mass., through March 11. 

 

“Hydrogen 1,’’ by Sarah Hulsey, in her show “Schemata,’’ at Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, Mass., through March 11.

She says that printmaking, with its emphasis on "repetition, seriality and discrete marks built into larger forms, lets her "visualize the complex systems behind language.''

The gallery says "just as atoms are the building blocks of matter, Hulsey constructs names of chemical elements from their phonemes, the building blocks of speed.''