Saturday, August 11, 2007

Reading/Talk in Beacon, NY Next Weekend

For any and all who will be in or around Beacon, New York (home of the Dia Foundation for the Arts' Dia: Beacon Museum and not too far from Bard College) next weekend, artist and poet Chris Stackhouse and I will be read and talk about our book, Seismosis. Here's the press release from the Go North gallery, which will be featuring some of Chris's drawings in a summer group show, "Out of Line."

469 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508

Drafting a Common (Abstract) Language: Seismosis as Conversation

Saturday, August 18th, 2PM @ GO NORTH GALLERY

Go North is please to present “Drafting a Common (Abstract) Language: Seismosis as Conversation”. Co-authors of the book Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), John Keene and Christopher Stackhouse will explore the process and practice of conversation across and through distinctive generic lines--visual art and literature--by discussing and reading poems from and selected texts related to this collaborative project. Issues they hope to touch upon include the question of formal and thematic abstraction in specific genres, its relation to questions of race, identification, and authorial agency and autonomy, and the problematics of interpretation. How can the artist and poet speak to each other, and are there languages other than the ones they enact through which to enter their conversation?

“Drafting a Common (Abstract) Language: Seismosis as Conversation” is organized in conjunction with “Out of Line” an exhibition of work by 11 artists who use line as an expressive, formal, or conceptual element within traditional and non-traditional mediums. The show will be on view from August 4 to August 26, 2007. Copies of Seismosis will be available for purchase in the gallery.

Participating artists in “Out of Line” include: Elizabeth Beckman, Thomas Egan, Pamela Hardenburg, Erica Hauser, Kit Keith, Adam Menzies, Jon Patrick Murphy, Christopher Stackhouse, James Walsh, Eleanor White and Mike White.

Founded in September 2006 by artists Karlos Carcamo and Gregory Slick, Go North’s mission is to exhibit and promote art by local, national, and international artists. Its focus is contemporary art that is dedicated to exploring cutting-edge cultural and artistic issues by pushing the boundaries of traditional media. The gallery gives artists the opportunity to expand and explore new dimensions in their work while providing an important cultural resource to the growing arts community of Beacon, New York.

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 - 6 PM, Friday by appointment.

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