[Local events] Thu 6/28, Reading at Suyama Space (Vassilakis, Abel, Radon, Yeary)

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Sun Jun 24 15:50:10 PDT 2012

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Suyama Space*
*The Text Garage*
      present a site-specific reading
      in conjunction with *Avantika Bawa*'s installation
*/AOR (At Owner's Risk)/*

*Thursday, June 28*
    7:00 pm
/Free admission/

*Suyama Space
*2324 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA

Performing concurrently and in the round, poets *Nico Vassilakis*,*James 
Yeary*, *Lisa Radon*, and *David Abel* will read work devised, arranged, 
and/or repurposed in response to the strategies and character of the 

/_About the Installation_
At Owner's Risk/, Avantika Bawa's first show in Seattle, is a 
site-responsive installation addressing the current structure and 
function of Suyama Space as an architectural firm and gallery, while 
also reflecting on its early history as an auto body shop and livery 
stable. By applying simple design principles, seemingly obvious 
materials and colors are repurposed to create a platform in which the 
past and present collide.

*/At Owner's Risk/ will be on view through August 10
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; 
admission is free_
Avantika Bawa is an artist, curator, and academic based in Portland, OR 
and New Delhi, India. She has an MFA in Painting from the School of the 
Art Institute of Chicago (1998) and a BFA in the same from the Maharaja 
Sayajirao University of Baroda, India (1995). She was a participant at 
the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008) the Vermont Studio 
Center, VT (2009), Milepost 5, Portland, OR (2010) and Jentel Artist 
Residency Program, WY (2010). www.avantikabawa.net

_ _About the Performers_

*David Abel* is a poet, editor, teacher, bookseller, and curator. Three 
new books are hot off the press: /Float/, a collection of collage texts 
from Chax Press; /Tether/, a chapbook of poems from Barebone books; and 
/Carrier/, a chapbook of visual pieces from c_L Books. He is a founding 
member of the Spare Room reading series, a Research Fellow of the Center 
for Art + Environment of the Nevada Museum of Art, and a member of the 
Portland artists' and writers' collective 13 Hats.

A möbius strip -- or better, mathematical knot -- the practice *Lisa 
Radon* engages is that of reading and writing in the most expansive 
sense of those words and with all of the complications they entail. She 
has written about art, edited writing about art, and written as art. She 
will have a Resource Room Residency at the Portland Institute for 
Contemporary Art in winter 2012. lisaradon.com/themineking

*Nico Vassilakis* is a multimedia artist, poet, and writer, and was a 
founder and curator of the long-running Subtext Reading Series in 
Seattle. His visual poetry videos have been shown at festivals and 
exhibitions, and can be seen online at staringpoetics.weebly.com. His 
latest publications are /TEXT LOSES TIME/, /staReduction/, /Disparate 
Magnets/, /Protracted Type/, and /West of Dodge/. With Crag Hill he 
edited /The Last Vispo Anthology: 1998-2008/, forthcoming from 
Fantagraphics Books.
James Yeary* publishes the psychogeographic serial /my day /with visual 
artist Nate Orton, undermining the immediate and the everyday with 
peripatetic introspective valencies to the outside world. His publishing 
imprint c_L recently issued the chapbook /Carrier/ by David Abel. 
Occasional commentary on the literary underbelly can be discovered at 
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