Meditation on Ruin by Jay Hopler
or the con game gone bad, or the beating
Taken in the alleyway. But the lost car keys,
The broken shoelace,
The overcharge at the gas pump
Which we broach without comment — these are the things that
eat away at life, these constant vibrations
In the web of the unremarkable.
Add cell phone customer service to that list.
Meanwhile a wonderful-sounding exhibit it on at the Danforth Museum, Material Drawing:From Left: Audrey Goldstein, Michelle Samour, Debra Weisberg, Julia Shepley,Courtesy of the Artists
The exhibit explores the use of material as a jumping off point for image-making. Sounds familiar.