June 1, 2017 @ UNA Gallery --- We were so pleased to debut a mini-preview of our De-Canon project as part of First Thursday's Art Walk.
We had three poets in conversation in exhibit-format in the upstairs part of the gallery: Stephanie Adams-Santos, Christopher Rose, and Trevino Brings Plenty displayed poems as text slides, audio readings, and video projection. Downstairs, we had one set of shelves displaying a small selection of quintessential texts by writers of color, contemporary works, and by writers no longer living.
This was just a sampling of the "pop-up library" installation that will be on exhibit at UNA for the month of August - and which will include a larger number of books and shelves, and more "exhibits" of poetry by local artists and writers. The August exhibit will also feature performances and presentations - details TBD. Please see below for a longer project description and details.
With special thanks to:
Kyle Macdonald for shelf building and design; Mercedes Orozco & Blair Crissman of UNA Gallery for collaboration and installation; poets Stephanie Adams-Santos, Christopher Rose, and Trevino Brings Plenty for sharing their work; and Precipice Fund Grant for project support.