I’ll be joining Ryan Browne, Guy Thorvaldsen, Catherine Jagoe, Thor Ringwald, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Tom Montag, Cathryn Cofell, Mary Wehner, Josh Kalsheur, and Sara Parrell in this event at the Chazen Museum of Art.
As part of the Museum’s commitment to bridging poetry and art, as well as poetic, cultural, and life experiences, the Bridge Poetry Series invites selected poets to write new poems in response to art exhibitions.
I’ll be responding to Xu Bing: Background Story: A New Approach to Landscape Painting, for the seventh reading in this series.
Xu Bing is a fascinating artist, whose work honors traditional Chinese art while employing a startlingly unique process.
“Instead of rice paper, a light box stretches through the gallery. On one side is the tribute to Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains. On the other side, the light box is open, revealing hundreds of LED lights and the dried grasses, plastic bags, sticks, rocks, tape, and all manner of detritus that cast the shadows and create the shapes that depict the “painting” on the other side. The exhibition will also include demonstration light boxes and an interactive station where visitors can try their hand at turning bits of ordinary materials into an inspirational image.”
There’ll be so much to see and hear, I’m really looking forward to this event.