William Allen's 'poem-paintings'


Some of the work of  WILLIAM ALLEN, in his "Here Today...'' show  at Cade Tompkins Projects, in Providence.

The gallery tells us that he ''has been working in the world of words and interpretation of visual language and literal language for the past three decades. Allen brings together his wide view of the meaning of words and bright colorful paint to create signs that remind the viewer of the relationship between words and images.  Bringing words to the forefront has been Allen’s longtime focus and fascination.''

In the package above, he  uses  words associated with Rhode Island. (Yes, we know that Cuttyhunk (Island) is in Massachusetts.)

The gallery calls  Mr. Allen's  work in the show ''poem-paintings.''