Alice Paalen Rahon was a shapeshifter — a surrealist poet turned painter born in France, and who died as a naturalized citizen of Mexico. Celebrating her first solo exhibition in over forty-five years, Small Press Traffic presents a poetry reading at the opening of Gallery Wendi Norris’ new location. The event will feature a video reading from special guest, Mary Ann Caws, editor and translator of NYRB’s recent publication of Shapeshifter, a collection of poems by Alice Rahon.
Mary Ann Caws will read selected poems from the book in French and English, and will be followed by three local writers: Cole Solinger, Layla Forrest-White, and Yedda Morrison.
Exhibition on view: October 1-November 5, 2022
Uncovering Alice Rahon features seminal, rarely-seen works from the artist’s oeuvre, revealing her mastery of oil and sand painting, assemblage, and sculpture with seventeen works on display. Learn more about the exhibition.
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