Free and open to the public.
The Gallery Upstairs at the Institute Library is proud to present our summer show A Blue Dark. In this exhibition, Connecticut-based visual artist Fritz Horstman collaborates with Paris-based poet, translator, and Zheng harpist Fiona Sze-Lorrain (Sea Summit, 2016) to explore a cross-genre range of textual/non-textual responses to the presence of a luminous dark. Both artists meditate on its changing physicality, materiality, space, emotions, images, meanings, and music by dialoguing with each other's work—ink drawings, poetry, and translation—inspired by the complexity of black, gray, and white, as well as their fluid mysteries of being.
A limited-edition catalogue featuring the work of Horstman and Sze-Lorrain will be published on this occasion and made available for sale at the Library.
The opening reception will occur from 3-6 pm on June 1st. Fritz Horstman and Fiona Sze-Lorrain will read from 5-6 pm.