Samiya Bashir Reads for Opening of FRAME BY FRAME at Callicoon Fine Arts

Field Theories by Samiya Bashir
Samiya Bashir Reads for Opening of FRAME BY FRAME at Callicoon Fine Arts

NYC event for Field Theories by Samiya Bashir is slated for Thursday May 25th, 2017, 6-8PM @ Callicoon Fine Arts!

Samiya Bashir's reading will kick off FRAME BY FRAME: a group exhibition comprised of works by six artists: Etel Adnan, Cy Gavin, Kahlil Irving, Silvia Kolbowski, Jumana Manna, and Ulrike Müller. The exhibition runs from May 25 to June 25, 2017.

Praise for Field Theories from Publishers Weekly:

"In her third collection, Bashir (Gospel) displays an intriguingly multivalent approach to the objectivities and subjectivities of black experience reflected in her multimedia collaborations. A series of recurring “coronagraphs” become a tunnel through which the figures of John Henry and his wife Polly Ann speak, forming a sonnet crown that brings new life to an American myth. They are interspersed with four sections structured on the laws of thermodynamics and bearing voices of denizens trapped in a capitalist matrix, 'An anthropocene/ of wannabe hepcats' who 'pay// defense department rates/ for a sandwich; unremember// memorable jingles.' Bashir’s experimental visual gestures, such as a bullet-hole riddled prose poem on the law of probability, resonate as bluesy meditations on cosmic entropy’s presence in the irreversible occurrences of American lives."

Event Details:

5/25/17 | 6-8PM | Callicoon Fine Arts | 49 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002