Volatile!: A Poetry and Scent Exhibition Opening
Friday, December 11th, 6:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
On the evening of the opening of the exhibition Volatile!, on view at the Poetry Foundation Gallery from December 11, 2015 – February 19, 2016, the Poetry Foundation hosts a panel with curator and design historian Debra Riley Parr to discuss intersections of scent and poetry with scent designers, artists, and poets.
In Volatile!, curator and design historian Debra Riley Parr presents a number of objects and experiences that invite speculative connections between poetry and scent. Scent artist David Moltz of Brooklyn-based perfumery D.S. & Durga tells the story of a young boy who is transformed into a mythical beast through a series of 12 scents captured beneath 12 glass cloches. Works by artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter with poet Anna van Suchtelen, typography artist Ben Van Dyke, ceramicist Seth Bogart, and artists Amy Radcliffe and Eduardo Kac will also be featured.
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.