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Graphic Poetry



On Thursday evening, I went to the opening of an art show by my friend, Joel Moskowitz, and was amazed, amused and moved by his miniature masterpieces.

Based on 3X5 inch library catalog cards, some are heavily embellished with layers of paint, others sport cut-outs from an old dictionary or buttons, beads, even wine corks. But in each of them a bit of the text from the catalog card peeks through so they all “say” something in a literal sense. Making the poetry three-dimensional — color plus texture plus language equals … something fresh and new and delightful.

The show is up until October 30 at Gallery 1581 at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (where I imagine faculty and students analyzing the heck out of each and every) which is located at 1581 Beacon Street in Brookline, Massachusetts.


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