Visual Poetry on the Page: With, Within, and Without the Word, An Exhibit at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery
Virtual opening: Friday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. CST
Open to in-person viewing at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery beginning on Wednesday, January 13 and continuing through Saturday, February 13, 2021.
Hours: 10am-4pm Wednesday through Saturday
A few works are already up on MainSite’s online gallery: https://www.mainsitecontemporaryart.com/visual-poetry-on-the-page/6nlc4jd90g6n3g4fjg4iqkr8e6v4km
Visual Poetry on the Page: With, Within, and Without the Word explores a movement that asks viewers to read the works as visual art. Unlike concrete, written poems, a visual poem “typically includes many other elements than alphabetic text,” including any number of mediums or artist manipulation, including painting, photos, digital manipulation or any other means to “obliterate the boundary between visual arts and literature.” “Visual poetry is what we can see,” organizer Crag Hill said in his curator statement. “It can be what we see when we see within, behind, and beyond words, when we see through parts of words, through and with letters, parts of letters, the ineffable marks we make on and in spaces we inhabit and aspire to live with and for.” Continue reading