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Ed Andrews: Breath and Matter Poet/Sculptor Collaborations Exhibit

Join Ed Andrews and The Boston Sculptors Gallery for their Grand Opening on July 18th, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. The reception will feature readings by several participating poets. A second reception and reading will take place on August 3rd as part of SOWA’s First Fridays evening gallery walk. The public is invited free of charge.

July 18, 2018 – August 12, 2018

Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 482-7781, [email protected]

BOSTON, MA: In a bold move, Boston Sculptors Gallery has invited poets to partner with artists to create collaborative works combining both of their voices. The result is an unexpected cross-pollination that engages the common ground of these two distinct forms of artistic expression. Murray Dewart, one of the gallery’s founding members, recently edited the anthology, Poems About Sculpture. In the foreword, Robert Pinsky asks, “What has art made of breath to do with an art made of matter?” Twenty-four pairs of sculptors and writers have taken up the challenge of this timeless question.

Each sculptor and each poet has created a new work in response to his or her partner’s art or writing. The exhibit is about the essence of inspiration, which is mysterious, profound, and intimate. It is a unique collaboration between two art forms: poetry, which is ephemeral and sculpture, which is concrete. Embracing materials as varied as silk, steel, bronze, rawhide, granite, wood, wax, glass, light and sound, the sculptors interpret in form what the poets have alluded to in words. The wide range of poetry encompasses hip-hop, free verse, rhymed couplets and ekphrastic poetry, which is a tradition of vivid verbal descriptions of works of art.

Image: Ed Andrews, Porta-Babel (photo attached)

136”x48”x48”, Wood, video, audio, mirror, mixed materials

Topics: Exhibition