Saturday, September 15, 7pm
This year, from September through July, we investigate the theme, Battle, starting with the exhibition, War of Words.
Battle and war metaphors “infiltrate” our lingua franca. They are used to explain all sorts of things from existential dilemmas (“inner conflict”) to health issues (“cells attack”), sports moves (“launch a blitz”) and politics (“the war on women”) to name just a few.
Is it possible that conflict is at our very core? Do we fashion our language to reflect and represent this conflict at every turn?
War of Words grew out of these questions and presents art, artifacts and books that explore ideas of conflict of all sorts as filtered through the not-so-precise lens of language.
Artists in the exhibition are Rosaire Appel, Stephanie Brody Lederman, Carrie Cooperider, Paula Gaetano-Adi, Steve Clay of Granary Books (presenting the collaborative works of bpNichol and Barbara Caruso), Ligorano/Reese, Anli Liu, Angelo Pastormerlo, William Powhida, Lance Rutledge, Reed Seifer, and Cody Trepte.
Also included are a myriad of artists and writers who have participated in the hive-mind project entitled “Yes or No.”
And, finally, a collection of artifacts and books will be on display to explore the topic further.War of Words was curated by Diane Bertolo in collaboration with Proteus Gowanus. Bertolo will be our guest blogger for the duration of the exhibition. Please visitProteoscope for words and images “triggered” by this exhibition.
Posted in Events on September 5, 2012 • Tagged angelo pastormerlo, anli liu, barbara caruso, battle, bpnichol, carrie cooperrider, cody trepte, diane bertolo, granary books, Lance Rutledge, ligorano/reese, paula gaetano-adi, reed seifer, rosaire appel, stephanie brody lederman, steve clay, war of words, william powhida
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 7-9m
For our last exhibition of the Paradise year, we focus on Bedevilment, in collaboration with our friends at Curious Matter, who will install an exhibit within the exhibit entitled The Naming of the Animals. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on April 4, 2011 • Tagged anne garland, cate whittemore, Curious Matter, david eustace, diane bertolo, eaton purdy, edith kollath, enome ekeh, jessica cannon, leon waller, madhu kaza, Naming the Animals, nancy friedemann, Paradise, paula donomatis, peter bonner, sally agee, stella chasteen, walter polkosnik, wrecked tangle press, writhing society