Yes. The shifting, after the return of the tide, and my own. A question rushes out of the stillness, and then advances an inch at a time: has this day ever been before, or has it risen from the shallows, from a line, a sound?
When we name things simply, with words preceding their meaning, a cosmic narration takes place. Does the discovery of origins remove the dust? The horizon’s shimmering slows down all other perceptions. It reminds me of a childhood of emptiness which seems to have taken me near the beginnings of space and time… — Etel Adnan*
ETEL ADNAN—SEASONS brings together new wool tapestries, leporellos, and paintings by the artist. These visual poems by the renowned colorist are on view in Manhattan in conjunction with the publication of Adnan’s new book Shifting the Silence.
See link below for details.
Through December 23.
Galerie Lelong & Co
528 West 26th Street, New York City.
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*Etel Adnan, Shifting the Silence (Brooklyn: Nightboat Books, 2020). Text © Etel Adnan, courtesy of the author and the publisher.
Etel Adnan, Seasons, Galerie Lelong & Co., October 29, 2020–December 23, 2020, from top: Liberté, 2017–18, wool tapestry; Terre de Feu, 2018, wool carpet; Planète 16, 2020, oil on canvas; Planète 17, 2020, oil on canvas; L’Olivier, 2019, wool tapestry; Danse Nocturne, 2019, wool tapestry; Planète 12, 2020, oil on canvas; Planète 8, 2019, oil on canvas; Au matin, 2017, wool tapestry. Images © Etel Adnan, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong & Co.