Old Bones and Broken Stones

Works on Paper by Greg Slick
On view from March 9, 2018 – April 8, 2018
Opening Saturday, March 10, 6-9 pm
Winter Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-7 pm

 

Brutalithic Sequence G. Slick

In observance of St. Patrick’s Day in the month of March, and as a celebration of the significance of poetry and place in Ireland’s cultural heritage, No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work on paper by Greg Slick, featuring a selection of 8 works from his ongoing series entitled Brutalithic Sequence. The series got its start during an artist’s residency at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in Ithaca, NY in the summer of 2017.

Brutalithic Sequence marks a crossroads of art, archaeology, and modernist architecture. By exploring the idea of monumentalism in both Brutalist buildings and Neolithic structures, this series endeavors to link our experience of buildings of authority with prehistoric heritage sites (in Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, and Wales) and our cultural roots in the distant past. This body of work combines several media—ink drawing, acrylic photo transfer, and gouache—to create multiple layers of imagery, textures, and meaning. The use of monochrome acknowledges the conventions of archaeological drawing and the severe palette of Brutalist buildings.

You can read more about Greg and his work here: http://www.gregslickart.com/

To accompany this exhibit will be a performance by Greg, with a poetry reading of Seamus Heaney’s Bog Poems by Beacon poet Sean Monagle, and traditional Irish music by the Wild Irish Roses, on Saturday, March 31st. The event is free, but with limited seating; RSVP required. Contact photobookworks@gmail for details.

Also on view in the Reading Room, are selections from the Traffic Street Press Irish Poetry Series, edited by Dr. Thomas Dillon Redshaw and produced by Paulette Myers-Rich in collaboration with the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Included are rare signed editions by contemporaries and colleagues of Seamus Heaney; poets Dennis O’Driscoll, John Montague, Greg Delanty, Thomas Kinsella, Eavan Boland, and Thomas McCarthy.

A profile of this series is presented here on the Boston College website:

https://johnjburnslibrary.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/4124/

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