The Thing Itself: Investigations in Visual Poetry

An Exhibit by Eleanor Eichenbaum

Date(s) & Times

April 7, 2014

7:30 PM





Susan Beaven

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The Studio at 620 is pleased to present an exhibit of visual poetry by Eleanor Eichenbaum. Eichenbaum explores poetic practice using author Virginia Woolf's letters as a point of departure toward her own writing, exploring the acts and intellectual processes of erasure, visual sketching, and generative composing with language. The work is guided by concerns of process, ephemerality, and the abstract space between words and outside of language. The exhibit will open with a reception on April 7 at 7:30 pm and will feature a presentation by the artist.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Art work will remain on display until April 9, 2014 with gallery hours by appointment.  Call 727-895-6620 to arrange a visit.

"She must try to get hold of something that evaded her now when she thought of her picture. Phrases came. Visions came. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful phrases. But what she wished to get ahold of was that very jar on the nerves, the thing itself before it has been made anything." Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse  

Eleanor Eichenbaum is based in Saint Petersburg, where she teaches and sometimes swims. She holds a graduate degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to relocating in Saint Petersburg, Eichenbaum lived in Brooklyn and worked in the field of Architectural Design. She is also an independent curator of visual arts and has organized exhibitions in New York, New Jersey, and California. Eichenbaum will complete the Master of Liberal Arts degree at the University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg in Spring 2014.