Object Poem


Alexander Conner is a recent graduate from the Moore College of Art & Design. Conners work discovers the unicity of objects, looking into the core 'ism' of everything around us that is unavailable to our perception, is perpetual folly. Conner wants to dig deeper into them: excavating objects' matter and meaning. 

"I am interested in using the visual languages of Craft and Design to create my work, which I term ‘Object Poems.’ Poetry provides language with the ability to unfold itself into a new (though sometimes jarring) sense of familiarity for a reader or listener. Hoping for a similar action to take place visually, my goal is to juxtapose the histories of an object through my use of new materials and methods of manufacture in order to create a version of it that has never existed before. An object I make is intended to exude a sense of familiarity at a distance. Object Poem (Little Berlin, 2016) will consist of a door frame made of sugar-glass tiles, Albrecht Dürer's "Rhinocerus" turned into bunting, an Immortal Jellyfish hashtag artwork and the performance of "The Last Words of Copernicus", a classic Sacred Harp song, every fifteen minutes. This poem is about communication, how it happens, who performs it and what happens when it goes wrong."

Friday, July 22th - 6-9 pm
Saturday, July 23th - Opening Reception 6-9 pm
Sunday, July 24th - Gallery hours 1-5 pm

Curated by: Brett Suemnicht