Alison Hawthorne Deming at the Boston Sculptors Gallery

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 5:30pm
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
United States

Free and open to the public. 

As a part of their "Breath and Matter" series, Boston Sculptors Gallery will host poet and author Alison Hawthorne Deming for an exhibition titled "Words to Wood/Wood to Words" in collaboration with sculptor Susan Lyman. LEARN MORE

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?”

For thier interactive collaboration, Deming and Lyman and Deming will explore the plastic relationship between wood and words as the material of their artistic practice. They take their cue from John Fowles' The Tree: "the real subject of this arboreal excursion is not the trees at all, but the importance in art of the unpredictable, the unaccountable, the intuitive, the not discernibly useful." Trees here serve as found material, metaphor and means of being present.