Four Elements from Tugboat Printshop
The Wind that Flattens the Flames.
by Joshua Bocher
“All have one breath”
“They fade like fall and winter”
To a place
Where the wind
Whirls about and
I’ll stay behind
Carving and polishing
Say no more
Who wants for nothing
Whose life was spent
As a shadow
Of the wise,
Only the songs
The man fell
He tosses and trembles
On the cold ground
As death draws near him
His disposition once fiercer
Than a lion’s,
The crumbled grass
After sweet sleep
With a start
I will wake,
Feeling great glee
In the return
Joshua Bocher is a graduate student at Harvard University, where he researchs Chinese poetry. Before attending graduate school, he lived in Taiwan for over two and a half years. His poems and translations have been published or are forthcoming in several journals, including Spinozablue, Illuminations, Full of Crow Poetry, The Brown Literary Review, and Issues.
THE WEEK: August 29th-Sept 2nd.
Odysseus at Hell Gate Performance @Socrates Sculpture Park
RESCHDEULED: AUGUST 29, FROM 6PM UNTIL DUSK.
Processional Arts Workshop joins with local volunteers to transform Socrates Sculpture Park into a kinetic installation that explores the history of New York’s forgotten islands through the lense of Homeric myth. Integrating performing objects, micro-parades, and cyclical performances. Odysseus at Hell Gate pairs texts from the Odyssey with historic accounts of North Brother Island, Hart Island, Mill Rock, and other forgotten places in the city’s maritime shadowlands. Park visitors will assume the role of the homeward-bound hero, using fragmentary charts and haphazard guidance to navigate the capricious currents of New York’s complex island history, from potter’s grounds to pleasure parks to penitentiaries. There is no order or sequence, as characters appear and disappear throughout the park, leaving lost mariners free to wander through a shifting immersive narrative. Odysseus at Hell Gate runs continuously throughout the Park, from 5 to 8 PM.
FRAMED: William Stone @James Fuentes.
May 11 – June 12, 2011
Opening reception; Wednesday, May 11, 6 – 8pm
James Fuentes LLC is pleased to announce William Stone’s forthcoming solo exhibition;Framed, this will be the artist’s third solo show at the gallery. The exhibition will primarily feature reconstituted paintings – the earliest of which date back to the eighteenth century.
Employing reverse paintings, commissioned portraits and landscapes – the artists’s revisions give these events, which were on the brink of being forgotten, new life. These works speak to qualities inherent in these varied genres of painting; as well as their desire to render, consecrate and awe.
William Stone’s work categorically looks at everyday objects and the way they occupy the human condition. From his earliest works that incorporated water and wind into household furnishings to his more recent inventions and revisions of chairs – the artist’s use of everyday objects supplies an endless resource of materials. Stone’s practice is steeped in poetics and mechanics resulting in works that offer as many semiotic connotations as they do visual ones.
William Stone has presented solo exhibitions at The Clock Tower/P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art, Emily Harvey Gallery and Tom Cugliani and has participated in group exhibitions at The New Museum, Deste Foundation for the Arts, The Aldrich Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Voorkamer, Lier, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm.
James Fuentes LLC
55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002