Faculty News

Lum to Show At Mass Moca

Assembly (Lorem ipsum), a long term installation by visual arts faculty Mary Lum, will be on view at Mass MoCA this coming May as part of the official opening of Building 6, their newly created gallery space.

Lum’s monumental painting, covering four walls, is inspired by Lorem ipsum, the meaningless text that graphic designers and typesetters use as mock filler content as placeholders for actual texts, and which was originally drawn from Cicero’s writings on ethics. The intricate work vibrates between writing, image, and pattern, and speaks to the fragmented way in which we acquire information and see language in today’s world.

The museum is currently undergoing renovations in order to expand their gallery space. The Berkshire Eagle covered the story of the expansion.