November 29, 2012
On Location: Art Basel Miami Beach Week
excerpt from article:
SCHROEDER ROMERO SHREDDER
A close look reveals that Michael Waugh's ink-on-Mylar triptych Political Economy (The Wealth of Nations, parts 19, 20, & 21), 2012 (detail), is actually composed of handwriting - specifically, text transcribed from Adam Smith's classic 18th-century examination of industrialization and capitalism. "The simple trick of making an image out of words presents a visual field that hurts the eyes with its complexity," says gallery principal Lisa Schroeder. "That elicits our empathy for its painful laboriousness, and raises pointed questions."