L.S. Asekoff and Caroline Crumpacker
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2pm
The Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints
84 Ten Broeck Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
A $5 donation is suggested.
For directions please visit R&F’s website.
L.S. Asekoff, former coordinator of the M.F.A. Poetry Program at Brooklyn College, has published four books of poetry: Dreams of a Work (1994), North Star (1997), with Orchises Press, and The Gate of Horn (2010) and a book-length verse-novella Freedom Hill (2011) both with TriQuarterly Books (Northwestern University Press). He has received awards from the NEA, NYFA, Fund for Poetry, and his poems have appeared in such magazines as American Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Tikkun, Slate, and Brooklyn Rail. He is currently working on Clermont, a series of collaged word-field prose & verse poems.
Caroline Crumpacker is a Gemini. She lives in so-called “mid-upstate New York” with her lovely daughter Coco and her husband the puppeteer Roberto Rossi. A bit further upstate, she runs The Millay Colony for the Arts, an artists’ residency program. She was a founding Poetry Editor of Fence, an editor of the French/American online magazine Double Change, and a contributing editor for Circumference. She is also the curator of the Bilingual Reading Series/World of Poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club. She has published the chapbooks Recherche Theories (Etherdome Press, 2010) and The Institution in Her Twilight (Dusie Kollectiv, 2011) and Upon Nostalgia(Belladonna *, 2011). Her poetry, translations and reviews also appear in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The Talisman Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman, 2007); American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press,2007); Not For Mothers Only (Fence Books, 2007); and Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse Press, 2004).
In the Gallery at R&F:
Snippets: Visual Text, a group exhibition of works by six visual artists (two of which are also poets working collaboratively on a visual project). The show will run from February 4th through March 24th, 2012. There will be an opening reception for the artists and gallery talk on Saturday, February 4th, from 5 to 7 pm.
Snippets is a group exhibition that looks at a variety of ways that artists use text, or allow their work to reference and be informed by words as the building blocks for an object or image. The featured artists approach text in a variety of ways; as pure matter, as metaphor, as specific content, as texture or atmosphere, and as concept. By bringing these different but related works together, Snippets presents a visual conversation between the participating artists on these same issues, connecting through ideas of language.
The artists include Kristy Deetz (Wisconsin), Anne Gorrick (West Park, New York) & Scott Helmes (Minnesota), Kathy Miller (California), Graceann Warn (Michigan), and Daniella Woolf (California).