Gallery4 Annex: March 2018

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Quantum Typography: Impossible Shapes by Gary Barwin 

In printed images of vibrant colour and mind-bending shape, writer and artist (and McMaster/HPL writer-in-residence) Gary Barwin explores impossible geometries and the written elements of language in an investigation of the possibilities of "quantum typography."
Language is marvellously quantum, an impossible shape because it exists in two states at once, both visual and aural. We say the shape of language. We see the sound.

And how do we write an impossible sound? How do we write an impossible thought? What does it look like between one thought and another? Between one sound and another?

And the self is also always quantum. Where is it when it isn't observed? And feeling: it both creates and expresses the self. It is and is not how the world is, what the self is. Quantum typography is language and as such it is and is 


Central Library has proudly made gallery space available to downtown customers since 1980. Gallery4 is located on the 1st floor of the Central Library. It has hosted a variety of artists using every medium, from all ranges of paint techniques, photography and 3D installations.

Gallery4 Annex is located on Circuit 4.0 (4th floor Central Library) and provides space for community organizations and individuals to share their works.

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