0625-2018

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Greenwood
by Kai Chan

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Wednesday morning College street

"Do you remember the last time you wrote a letter?"

While waiting here for Tavoos to open
I asked myself a question
standing underneath a pole thinking
I still have a packet of
age-old air mail envelopes
blue wings red wings
printed along its border
defeating its own
very purpose and
every dream
of flying

imagining doves delivering words
angry war messages
secret love letters

high sky high
the postcards I wrote from Spain
never arrive

"We drank tea on the meadow of the table. I opened the door. A piece of sky fell into my glass. I drank the sky down with the water."

What is this poet's name?
his verses high on the wall
in this Iranian breakfast place

Inside Peacock Throne
in Persian, Takht-e Tavoos
we ordered spinach narguesi
: two sunnyside up eggs
bed of fresh sautéed spinach
crispy onion, creamy feta cheese
marinated olives
tomatoes in the shape of grapes
I took pictures of our plates
and your face
do you really look younger
in a new camera with old lens in its place?

Wednesday morning College street
the doves are still hopping
from tooth brush to tooth brush, in a dentist's facade

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Coffee and Tea 鴛鴦偶寄
Writings by Holly Lee
Response in picture by Lee Ka-sing

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CHEEZ
by Fiona Smyth

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No. 176: Onward and Upward

His complaints about the exhausted, detumescent feelings visited upon him by his big white painting on cardboard were mollified somewhat by a cheerful message from an antiques dealer he knew. "Why don't you just turn the painting upside down," suggested his waggish dealer friend. "That will perk things up!"
So he did.
And now the painting seemed as strong, as vigorous, as full of aspiration as he had originally wanted it to be.
He decided to invite Abigail, his next-door landscape painter, to come and see it. "Well," said the always judicious Abigail, "that's more like it!"
"More like what?" he asked her.
Abigail blushed slightly.
"More like you," she told him.

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Tabletop Studio
by Gary Michael Dault

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Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor

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(Mr. Gould sitting on the bench chair outside Glenn Gould Studio)

#115: All Passion Spent

I hate figurative sculpture--with the exception of Rodin's brilliant Homage to Balzac (1891-1939), for which the sculptor modeled Balzac in his dressing gown, thereby making him look like a vertical slag-heap.,

The Glenn Gould statue--at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto's Canadian Broadcasting Centre--is by figurative sculptor Ruth Abernethy. It was commissioned in 1999. Glenn Gould would hate it.

The sculpture depicts the private and deeply, engagingly eccentric Gould, huddled like a derelict on a park bench, swaddled up in his overcoat (with his absurdly ribbed gloves and tweed cap), so muffled by bronze outerwear you can hardly see Abernethy's laborious attempt at the depiction of the great pianist's sensitive face. Clothes are way easier to sculpt than people.

What's remarkable is how closed down the sculpture is, how lumpen, how inert it is. The thing is an eternal affront to the pauseless soaring of Gould's mind.

The tangle in the photograph at the right is a better depiction of the artist--of any artist. Creativity is a maelstrom.


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ADJACENCY
Writings by Gary Michael Dault
based on Lee Ka-sing's photographs
from LIGHT READINGS series

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Click here to browse 25 photographs, selected from Lee Ka-sing’s Z FICTION series,
a body of fictional photo-based work, produced in between 2008-2012.

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