October 14, 2014

Art galleries to host Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers Oct. 20-31

art of a blindfolded girl in a forest
No One Else, a digital photo collage by Glynnis Reed

Claremont Graduate University (CGU’s) East and Peggy Phelps Galleries present the exhibition Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers on view Oct. 20-31 2014 with a public reception on Tuesday Oct. 21 from 6-9 PM.

Biomythography - Flight School
Flight School by Abe Mazid. Embroidery canvas gesso and marker on an Islamic prayer rug.

Biomythography a literary term defined by poet Audre Lorde in her seminal piece Zami: A New Spelling of My Name as “combining elements of autobiography the novel and personal mythology ” has been know to shape theories of intersectionality and highlight the idea of internal external and multiple selves.

The exhibition Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers is the first in a series of exhibitions that seek to investigate biomythography as an interdisciplinary visual arts practice.

The exhibition curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley features video performance installation sculpture photography and 2d mixed media works.

Artists Include: THE ADZE Zeina Baltagi Crystal Z. Campbell Chris Christion Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Abdul Mazid Dan Taulapapa McMullin Thinh Nguyen Juliana Paciulli Glynnis Reed Rachelle Rojany Yoshi Sakai Monica Sandoval and Jessica Wimbley.

Programming during the exhibition includes:

• THE ADZE Tuesday Oct. 21 at 7 PM.

• Kingsley Tufts Poetry Reading & Art Exhibit with featured readings by 2014 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Afaa Michael Weaver Pomona College Professor and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Claudia Rankine and poets Elizabeth Cantwell and Jason Morphew. Friday 10/24/2016 from 6-9 PM.

CGU’s East and Peggy Phelps Galleries are at 251 E 10th Street in Claremont.