The relationship between art and poetry is a complex and fluid one. It has been the goal of the poetry program at Dominique Lévy to extend and enrich the symbiosis between these arts, with commissions from contemporary poets for exhibitions and a series of readings held in the gallery space. On the occasion of Dominique Lévy’s three-year anniversary, and on the eve of its expansion, the gallery is publishing Symmetries: Three Years of Art and Poetry at Dominique Lévy, an anthology including poetry written for gallery projects, poems published in previous catalogues, and original work by poets who have participated in the gallery’s reading series. With this book, Dominique Lévy celebrates not only three years of exhibitions that have worked to challenge the dominant discourse of art history, but also a myriad of cultural events held in conjunction with the gallery’s program. This elegant celebration book includes full-color images from the past three years of exhibitions at Dominique Lévy alongside poetic work. The relationship between art and poetry in the gallery’s program varies, extending from dialogue to intervention, as embodied in this book.
Publisher: Dominique Lévy
Texts: Symmetries includes a preface by Vincent Katz and work by Edmund Berrigan, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Peter Cole, Bruno Corà, Leopoldine Core, Brenda Coultas, Truck Darling, Barbara Guest, Erica Hunt, Joey De Jesus, Amy King, Federico García Lorca, Ange Mlinko, Yuko Otomo, Cecilia Pavón, Mary Reilly, Harold Rosenberg, Jacques Roubaud, Karl Shapiro, Sara Jane Stoner, Anne Tardos, Emilio Villa, Anne Waldman, and Karen Weiser. Edited by Sylvia Gorelick.
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 6.75 x 9.25 inches (17 x 23.5 cm)