Hatched in the Drift; Works on Paper by Mariam Aziza Stephan & Poetry by Julia Johnson

Saturday, September 14 through Sunday, October 27, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street, Beacon

On view in the Reading Room are 18 works on paper selected from the larger body of work by Mariam Aziza Stephan. Small, intimate 6 x 18” drawings; India ink on paper, but paper that has been cut open and reassembled with additions and deletions, like the sacrifice zones they represent. Each poem by Julia Johnson is numbered to accompany its corresponding image. Of her project, the artist Mariam Aziza Stephan states: “This work is about loss. The drawings serve as mediations and records of both places and states that either no longer exist or are in the process of disappearing. These constructed landscapes piece together fragmented scenes of conflict, abandonment and disarray and attempt to link ecological and psychological upheaval.” Also on display and available for reading are books that have informed or relate to the artist’s and poet’s work. Novels, photobooks, poetry and essays on the notion of place and displacement are featured. Ongoing through October 27th.