What might a painting sound like? What might sounds look like?
The exhibition i hear what you’re seeing, curated by Laura Hales, highlights seven paintings and drawings by Arizona artists, imaginatively narrated in sound by students from Arizona State University’s School of Music and ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering.
Featured Visual Artists:
Laura Spalding Best, Bill Dambrova, Cam DeCaussin, Lara Plecas, Ellen Wagner and Monica Aissa Martinez.
Featured Sound Artists:
Devin Arne, Shomit Barua, Laura Brackney, Andrew Robinson, Jacob Miller Smith and Gina Xu.
Here are some detail shots. You’ll have to show up to experience the rest of it.
#art #sound #words #mixedmedia
Laura Best, Refracted Oasis
Bill Dambrova, She asked me my name and I gave her my social security number; that’s how they got my spleen
Cam DeCaussin, Or so I’m told but how would you fake it
Lara Plecas, Petite Alliance
Ellen Wagener, Cloud Bank
Monica Aissa Martinez, Lymphatics (front view)*
*my work will also include a poem titled Signal by Kelly Nelson
Who: Center Space What: i hear what you’re seeing Where: Inside of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, 85251 View Map When: Opening: Friday, January 17, 6:00–8:00 pm.
runs to April 26, 2020
Join us for the opening! Free and open to the public.
Center Space is a newly imagined community space for visitors to learn about the arts by doing. Each fall and spring exhibition will feature hands-on activities or interactive displays. It is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and during evening performances.
Coyote Logic is the title of Lisa Dominguez Abraham’s first book of poetry.
I’m pleased to note my painting Coytl – Urban Coyoteis on the cover.
Lisa sent a personally inscribed copy to me, which I received yesterday. I read through some of it late last night and early this morning. Here is one of her wonderful poems. I share it with her permission.
Home Remedy by Lisa Dominguez Abraham
The wrinkled print of my mother’s grip branded my arm when she pulled me, a toddler, from boiling water I spilled as I tried to touch steam rising from the stove. Years later she said I was still trouble, refusing dresses and barrettes. Normal girls whispered about boys—I yodeled to neighborhood dogs, leading my pack through vacant lots until the day my throat swelled with strep so sore I confessed and opened my mouth to my mom. She drove me to the railyard, to a boxcar with wheels rusted fast and a trellis of bougainvillea. Inside she whispered Spanish to an old woman who braced her palm against my forehead, angled a stick past my tongue to dab thick salt paste onto tonsils. Saliva trickled like broth through constriction, a treatment to cure strep and perhaps rinse my voice to a gentler tone. They listened to me breathe, eyes narrow, waiting.
Lisa Dominguez Abraham’s poems have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, North American Reviewand Poetry East. Her collection Mata Hari Blows a Kiss won the 2016 Swan Scythe Chapbook Contest, and she is the featured writer in the Spring 2018 Suisun Valley Review. She teaches at Cosumnes River College.