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June 1, 2014

Live Tweet Reading of Susan Stewart’s On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection with Nikita Gale
PARMER 464 Quincy Street, Brooklyn NY 11221

Live tweet reading of Susan Stewart’s 1984 publication On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. This is the third of four reading groups that draw from Nikita Gale’s selection of texts chosen to contextualize her practice and exhibition #parmograph at PARMER on view April 19 – June 8, 2014. This week's reading group tweeted from PARMER in Brooklyn, as well as various locations in Los Angeles and Atlanta . The live tweet exchange between the concurrently held reading groups offered a platform to record the dialog between these communities and the discourse building around the work and text. If you would like to follow or participate in the conversation but are not able to attend please search for or use the hashtag “#parmograph.”

Saturday, May 31 Gale opens her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at Reginald Ingraham Gallery in Culver City which will include her series 1961—first shown at {Poem 88} in Atlanta in the fall of 2012. In this series Gale "examines multiple contexts of time, space and meaning. By juxtaposing collaged booking photographs and white middle class ethos, she is reinterpreting and reclaiming historic conversations that illuminate the dissonance of racial discourse at a period time in the American South. The images of Freedom Riders symbolize, literally and figuratively, the fragile mobility of blacks in the South during the late '50's and early 60's." In 2012 Lilly Lampe wrote of the work, "Gale’s carefully composed artworks reveal what archaeology cannot. While that discipline attempts to understand a culture or epoch through physical detritus, it doesn’t collect the intangible, internal thoughts of what it seeks to describe. Through the nuanced presentation of images from 1961, Gale exposes the elusive emotional aspect of that time." For more information about the exhibition please see the gallery's website: http://www.reginaldingrahamgallery.com.