26, Nicole Collins and Michael Davidson, present Melanie Janisse-­Barlow: The Poets Series


The idea behind the Poets Series is to paint portraits of living poets and let each poet pick the next. Join us, Saturdays in September to see the paintings completed to date, and to share some tea and poetry and casual conversation.

 
DateSaturday, September 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Phone

416 346 3246

Website

http://www.facebook.com/26artspace?ref=hl

Location

26 Mackenzie Crescent, Toronto, ON, M6J 1T1

September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016

Melanie Janisse-­Barlow:  The Poets Series

“The idea behind the Poets Series is to paint portraits of living poets and let each poet pick the next as a practice of practo-­poesis…I asked the poets who were picked if I could paint a portrait of them, and if they wouldn't mind selecting the next poet to add to the series...the beginning poets included other poets, and the archive began to grow, branch by branch into an emerging narrative of contemporary poetry.”

http://www.poets-­series-­project.com

Join us, Saturdays in September to see the paintings completed to date, and to share some tea and poetry and casual conversation.

Saturday September 24, from 2 to 6pm, the Poets Read

Melanie and several local Poets featured in the exhibition will be on hand to give impromptu, unscheduled live readings from their works throughout the afternoon.

About the Artist:  Melanie Janisse-­Barlow is a poet and artist. Her first collection of poetry, Orioles in the Oranges (Guernica, 2009), was listed for the Relit Award, and her essay poems, Detroit, were listed in Best American Essays in 2013. Between a busy private commission schedule and the execution of larger projects such as the Ship of Fools Project (a painting installation on a sailboat), Guided (an installation in an abandoned apartment) and the Poets Series, Janisse works full time as a painter and installation artist in her hometown of Windsor, Ontario, and is completing her second poetry manuscript, Thicket. 26 Canadian Poets, which stems from her Poets Series project, is forthcoming from BookThug.

26 is a domestic viewing space for contemporary art in the Beaconsfield neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. A curatorial collaboration between artists Nicole Collins and Michael Davidson, 26 features an open program of diverse local and international artists and seeks to engage the viewer in a critical and relaxed experience with art.

Saturdays, 2-­6 or by appointment

tumblr: http://26artspace.tumblr.com/

DateSaturday, September 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Phone

416 346 3246

Website

http://www.facebook.com/26artspace?ref=hl

Location

26 Mackenzie Crescent, Toronto, ON, M6J 1T1

Photograph of the artist with multiple portraits hanging on the wall in the background
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016

Melanie Janisse-­Barlow:  The Poets Series

“The idea behind the Poets Series is to paint portraits of living poets and let each poet pick the next as a practice of practo-­poesis…I asked the poets who were picked if I could paint a portrait of them, and if they wouldn't mind selecting the next poet to add to the series...the beginning poets included other poets, and the archive began to grow, branch by branch into an emerging narrative of contemporary poetry.”

http://www.poets-­series-­project.com

Join us, Saturdays in September to see the paintings completed to date, and to share some tea and poetry and casual conversation.

Saturday September 24, from 2 to 6pm, the Poets Read

Melanie and several local Poets featured in the exhibition will be on hand to give impromptu, unscheduled live readings from their works throughout the afternoon.

About the Artist:  Melanie Janisse-­Barlow is a poet and artist. Her first collection of poetry, Orioles in the Oranges (Guernica, 2009), was listed for the Relit Award, and her essay poems, Detroit, were listed in Best American Essays in 2013. Between a busy private commission schedule and the execution of larger projects such as the Ship of Fools Project (a painting installation on a sailboat), Guided (an installation in an abandoned apartment) and the Poets Series, Janisse works full time as a painter and installation artist in her hometown of Windsor, Ontario, and is completing her second poetry manuscript, Thicket. 26 Canadian Poets, which stems from her Poets Series project, is forthcoming from BookThug.

26 is a domestic viewing space for contemporary art in the Beaconsfield neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. A curatorial collaboration between artists Nicole Collins and Michael Davidson, 26 features an open program of diverse local and international artists and seeks to engage the viewer in a critical and relaxed experience with art.

Saturdays, 2-­6 or by appointment

tumblr: http://26artspace.tumblr.com/

Venue & Address: 
26 Mackenzie Crescent, Toronto, ON, M6J 1T1
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/26artspace?ref=hl
Phone: 
416 346 3246
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