|Steve Locke, Positional, 2007, acrylic, oil on beveled plywood panel painted on rear, 30 x 45" each|
Maria Penil Cobo
Curated by Emily Pardoe
and Lucas Spivey
May 6 - 20, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Improbable Places Poetry Tour
Thursday, May 5, 7 pm
Co-curators Emily Pardoe and Lucas Spivey agreed to explore the ethics and limitations of curation in Good Work(s), an exhibition that champions kindness as well as content. The show will open concurrently with Ekphrastic Fantastic, a poetry reading inspired by the works in the exhibition by the Improbable Places Poetry Tour. Spivey and Pardoe have selected 8 artists (4 each) who are outstanding as both artists and individuals. Straight-forwardness, integrity and affability are qualities that behoove any individual, artist or not; and are of particular use to the cultural institutions and proceedings that work with artists. What defines good art and good character? Good Work(s) explores the subjectivity of these two cultural willow-the-wisps.
The Improbable Places Poetry Tour is a traveling performance of revolving writers organized by Colleen Michaels. Each month Michaels selects an improbable place for poetry readings and bases the call to poets on that space. For May's event, IPPT poems are in response to the artwork in the Good Work(s) show at 17 Cox.