The Barnsworth Gallery at Farnsworth House will host a free public opening of “Theorem,” a visual and sonic exhibition that explores how art, science, and story can reflect inner topographies.
The exhibition, scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25, draws inspiration from the collaborative book “Theorem” created by artist Antonia Contro and poet Elizabeth Bradfield in 2019. The trade edition of “Theorem,” published by Poetry Northwest Editions in 2020, will be available in the Farnsworth House Shop. Contro will be on site for the opening and available to sign purchased copies. From Sept. 26 through Nov. 24, access to the exhibition is included with guided tour tickets that may be bought at farnsworthhouse.org.
“‘Theorem’ began in the summer of 2017, when poet Elizabeth Bradfield and I decided to collaborate,” Contro said. “Prompted by a book of my images, Bradfield responded in writing. Over the course of two years, we shaped this exchange into an evocative visual, tactile and lyric experience in book form. In ‘Theorem,’ spare images, distilled text and the resonant space between investigate the legacy of secrets acquired in childhood and held through a life.”
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