Through April 15, Casterline Goodman Gallery will showcase Substitute for Words, an exhibition featuring the work of artist Nick Moss. Utilizing sheets of steel for canvas and welding guns for paint and brush, Moss created emojis that represent “the deterioration of language." Taking these images that express laughter, anger,
happiness and sadness, he exploits the physical properties of the steel to create a patina that individualizes each emoji. Moss reminds us that while emojis clarify a tone of voice in the overly technological world, they are no substitute for our own words.