Monday, August 26, 2013

Lynn Behrendt and John Bloomberg-Rissman

Saturday, October 19, 2013 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

Lynn Behrendt's work has appeared in How2, No Tell Motel, & others. She is the author of 4 chapbooks: The Moon As Chance, Characters, Tinder, and Luminous Flux. A full length collection, petals, emblems, is available from Lunar Chandelier Press. She co-edits the Annandale Dream Gazette, a chronicle of poets' dreams and co-curates the electronic journal Peep/Show. She is the editor and publisher of the micropress LINES chapbooks, which has published works by authors including Kimberly Lyons, Robert Kelly, and Ron Silliman. She lives with her son in Red Hook, NY, and works at Bard College doing institutional research.

John Bloomberg-Rissman is just past the halfway point of In the House of the Hangman, the third section of his maybe life project called Zeitgeist Spam (picture Hannah Hoch pasting stuff to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel). The first two volumes have been published: No Sounds of My Own Making (Leafe Press), and Flux, Clot & Froth (Meritage Press). In addition to his Zeitgeist Spam project, he is in the midst of two collaborations (one with Richard Lopez, one with Anne Gorrick) has edited or co-edited two anthologies, 1000 Views of 'Girl Singing' and The Chained Hay(na)ku Project, and is at work on a third, which he is editing with Jerome Rothenberg. He has also published (gasp!) lyrical and conceptual work. He is learning to play the viola and he blogs at (Zeitgeist Spam).
In the Gallery at R&F:
A solo exhibition of paintings by Visiting Artist, Howard Hersh. This exhibition, entitled In My Shoes, will be on view from October 5th – November 16th, 2013. Please join us on Saturday, October 5th, from 5-7 pm for an opening reception and gallery talk by the artist.
In this exhibition, Howard Hersh expresses a lifelong passion for nature and beauty, which is clearly reflected in his art. Throughout these various series of paintings, Hersh has remained dedicated to the core impulse to assemble and depict relationships between art, nature, architecture, and spirituality; “A world we create, and a world by which we are created.”  Born in Los Angeles in 1948 and currently living in San Francisco, Howard Hersh is a third generation artist who has exhibited his work widely around the country, with fifty solo shows and over one hundred group exhibits. Hersh’s work is featured in prominent public spaces and collections in the United States, Japan, China, Indonesia, and Africa.


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