Gail Rieke: Collector of Memory

Gail Rieke’s show is up in her home studio, make an appointment and go see it!
It includes unusual diaries–one in a purse, one in a cabinet, and more.
Gail is recently back from Venice. Her visit is “mapped”in an unusual way, with pin points that lead to tags–an interesting method for adding material, almost signage.

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For example, a tag connected to a bookstore is backed with this image:

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I asked Gail if her work was sequential. She said, yes, mostly. It certainly moves in time, providing a record, a track. The map piece of course is also moving in space. I love the outtake quality of the tags.

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This show is a retrospective. I continue to admire Gail Rieke’s work enormously. This show allows me to see how she is using time as an element, ballast even, for creative process.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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