Sunday, November 16, 2008

Poetry Scores Art Invitational: "Nailed Seraphim: 'Mortice caught on fire'"


T. Renner, "Nailed Seraphim: 'Mortice caught on fire,'" 2008, gouache on paper, 4" x 6".

On Saturday, I dropped off my contribution to the Poetry Scores Art Invitational at Hoffman LaChance gallery. The work so far from the other participants is very, very cool. Looking forward very much to seeing all the pieces hanging in the gallery.

Here's the invitation to participate that I received a ways back:
The poem "Nailed Seraphim" by K. Curtis Lyle is the subject of the 2008 Poetry Scores Art Invitational, to be held Friday, November 21, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 3100 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood, with free beer partly donated by Schlafly.

A copy of "Nailed Seraphim" is available on the poet’s blog by clicking here.

The assignment: make a new piece of art that responds to "Nailed Seraphim" and is named after a verbatim scrap of language from the poem. In the past, we have tried to limit the show to stuff you can hang on the wall or easily stand up in the space, but there are no strict limits –- other than that we have to fit everything into Hoffman LaChance, and we are inviting something like 40 artists. This means we hope at least some artists work small –- but, in past years, we have proudly shown some monumental pieces at the art invitational.

The organizer of the Poetry Scores Art Invitational, Chris King, adds:
All art at the invitational will be on sale in a silent auction setting, with starting bids set by the artists (and set low). Every year, this makes for steals.

The minimum bid for "'Mortice caught on fire'" -- framed and matted, by the way -- is $25. Did I hear someone say "a steal"?

1 comment:

Mark said...

Hi Tony,

yes, The artwork was a steal. I'm the person that stole it. Well, no, that's not true. I did not steal it. Stealing is icky. So, instead, I won it fair and square. Thanks kindly.