Space One Eleven

and

The Alabama School of Fine Arts

present

 

CHIMERA: RE-IMAGINED MEMORY

A three-dimensional poetry exhibit featuring work by creative writing students from the Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Creative Writing Department

Opening Reception
 May 12, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Exhibition
May 16 to May 19, 2017 – 10am to 5pm

Space One Eleven
2407 2nd Avenue North
Downtown Birmingham

What is three-dimensional poetry? 3D poetry is the intersection of visual art and poetic language. It provides an immediate image which seeks to influence the reader’s encounter with the poem.

Alabama School of Fine Arts Creative Writing Instructor, Kwoya Fagin, came up with the idea of a three-dimensional poetry exhibit in Birmingham because she wanted to bring our city a new way to experience poetry. 3D poetry allows the experience of poetry to slow down and happen at the pace of the viewer, while also providing an image for context.

Chimera (noun): a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve.

The focus of this exhibit will be speculative poetry that re-investigates and recreates past, lived experiences. Like returning to a dream with power, we return to our past experiences and construct a different outcome that looks more like what we want. This work goes beyond the individual, imagining a world where specific historical events are re-written, and yes, re-imagined.

The exhibit will be comprised of original photography, sculpture, paintings, and film.

Join us to celebrate the 3D poetry of the following ASFA high school student artists:
Brooks, Coulter, Fournier, Goldsby, Helms, Jordan, Lucia, Madden-Lunsford, Mixon, Morris, Sharp, Tate, Anderson, Blokh, Blomeley, Connolly, Scarlett, Dalzell, Dewberry, Long, Moore, Nesbitt, Tallaj, Donnelly, Pruitt

Contact: Kwoya Fagin Maples
               Creative Writing Instructor
               Alabama School of Fine Arts
               kmaples@asfa.k12.al.us
               kwoyafaginmaples.wordpress.com
               205-886-0779