All in static black we scrimp and save
Despotic in our malcontent
For what could be, (but never is) the end
Of hunger, dread and doubt.
Feigning sleep to wake at mid-day
when the sunshine spent (now lost)
We leave in hopes to find a cloudy indecision
black sheet focus/ rain swept fortune
All in torment of our purpose and our course
Wander pathways paved of horrors
Find a someplace white inside she screams
Disenchantment held inside her vowels, she says,
“I think I cry torrential downpours” and
Presumed escape from some entrapment
held inside her mind and treading in misfortune
All is scattered, lost and lazy
JW Mark is a poet living in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Among the publications to include his work are The Ampersand Review, Eunoia Review, The Midwest Literary Magazine, flashquake, and The North Chicago Review. He is the author of a novel, entitled Artifice, as well as a book of poems entitled Patched Collective. He can be contacted at email@example.com
Cross-Reference: A Collaborative Exhibition Featuring the work of Hans + Gieves
Like the Spice gallery presents Cross-Reference, a collaborative of Nashville-based painter Hans Schmitt-Matzen and Brooklyn-based photographer Gieves Anderson. It’s fitting that Hans and Gieves begin the works in their latest series in libraries, which the two artists consider sanctuaries of thought. Duly titled Cross-Reference, the series enables a philosophical contemplation of color and composition through an alchemy of the disparate mediums of photography and painting. Libraries’ unbroken rows and columns of books were the artists’ inspiration for the new works, and Gieves’ large photographic prints of the buildings’ interiors and exteriors form the multicolored surfaces to which Hans applies oils in thick gestural strokes made with brushes, blades, and customized squeegees.
Marc Brotherton – New Work
Causey Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions this April, New Paintings by Marc Brotherton and Acid Bath by Nina Carelli. Marking his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Brotherton will present his newest series of bold, mixed-media paintings, which explore ideas of new technology, communication, color and design. Marc Brotherton contends that living in the twenty-first century, we are constantly bombarded by input– be it from televisions, news sources, the internet, or one of the many communication gadgets. In a way, Brotherton’s paintings are a form of communication, which address technological and political quandaries, but also banalities of daily life. The outcome of his work is a materialized investigation into the perplexing world in which we live. Brotherton states that his incentive to make art comes from an “…inner curiosity, a personal necessity to acknowledge an awareness that we are here together inhabiting an increasingly chaotic world.”
Photographing the Dead: The History of Postmortem Photography from The Burns Collection and Archive
FIRST BOOK BROOKLYN HOLIDAY PARTY & FUNDRAISER
OPERA ON TAP/Roulette Sisters.
An experimental piece exploring the reasons why people dream about their teeth falling out.
10 different scenario’s in the piece which are all proven reasons why people dream about their teeth falling out.
See if you can figure them out.
This was a collaboration with Ashley Wituschek, the piece also goes along with a sculpture she created of about 5000 cast teeth for an installation project.
Winner of Best editing and best experimental in the 2010 Diamond Screen Film Festival!