Public Artwork

signs series

Germaine Koh, signs series, 2002
Germaine Koh, signs series, 2002
Catriona Jeffries Gallery, 274 W 1st Avenue , Vancouver, BC, V5T 1A6, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Koh, Germaine
Text author(s): 
Koh, Germaine
Installation year: 

A series of artworks made by blocking out words from pre-printed signs, using pieces of self-adhesive vinyl, in order perhaps to isolate the underlying sentiments behind these standard communications

Text of the artwork: 

Sorry --- SO --- HELP --- NO, NO, NO --- HELP WANTED

Text theme: 
Sentimental and implicit element of communications in public places
Artwork theme: 

Solicitation of an emotional response, interaction and exchange, a sense of community, empathy.


•Loubier, Patrice, «Attractions de l’ordinaire sur l’œuvre de Germaine Koh» in Germaine Koh: Works, Berlin: Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmBH, 2005, 123 p.


•Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, 2004


•Exhibition: Open Hours, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, September 1-October 20, 2002


• Exhibition: Signage (October/November), Catriona Jeffries Gallery , Vancouver, 2002. Artists exhibition: Germaine Koh, Alex Morrison, N.E. Thing Company, Ron Terada, Ian Wallace.


Open Hours. An Exhibition by Germaine Koh, September 1 through October 20, 2002

Reinke, Steve (2002).  Open Hours. An Exhibition by Germaine Koh, September 1 through October 20, 2002. : McMaster Museum of Art, p. 32