'Pictures That Talk' surveys the last twenty-two years of the work of American artist Tad Savinar. Throughout his forty-three-year career, Savinar has included the use of texts and language as a central element within his work. He is a keen observer of contemporary life, and his works reflect an uncanny ability to identify behaviors and events, which, for good or bad, have shaped our lives, our cities and our beliefs. An illustrated essay rather than a traditional exhibition catalogue, the book focuses on fourteen individual works (prints and sculpture), while Linda Tesner's accompanying essay places Savinar's work in the context of some of his contemporary peers. The publication includes a number of pages which fold out to reveal large scale reproductions as well as details.
Catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition Youniverse-past, present, future: selected works by Tad Savinar; held at Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, January 17 - May 3, 2017.