It can be overwhelming to walk through an MFA exhibition (much less try and write about it). This year’s MFA show at the California College of the Arts was no exception.
Andrea Roberts’s text-based installation piece “Helpful Things,” mirrored the sensation I had of walking down the main hall. The work consisted of a stack of printed signs, the kind you see people using to advertise sample sales or corporate events. The cramped wording and choppy language reminded me of the e snippets of visual dialogue that jumped out at me, but were quickly interrupted by something else.Read the rest