Monday, May 22, 2017

Theia Mania

Special post cover by K.K.W. 
Photo courtesy of Dallas Athent [left],
with Maria Pavlovska. 
Photo courtesy of Dallas Athent
Creative collaboration can perch us on a ledge, daring us to leap into moments that may leave our senses reeling.   
Maria Pavlovska [far left], Ronna Lebo [middle] & Dallas Athent [far right].
Photo by K.K.W
And the poetry of Athent with the visual art of Pavlovska, is a potent example of imagination, gritty-intense reflection of reality, along with the self. Athent bares it for the reader with equal amounts raw honesty, insightful observation's and social commentary. Like an introvert opened up or Pandora's box - straight, no chaser.     
Chris Campanioni
Photo by K.K.W
It's in visual contrast and subconscious communication we meet Pavlovska. With dark smears that swirl like somber nimbus formations, or de-oxygenated blood coagulated on virgin canvas or parchment - you can sense a quiet fury. Storm clouds and descriptive text akin to scratchitti, or ancient vandalism made priceless with time, giving modern eyes coded wisdom.     
Anthony Haden
Photo by K.K.W
The combination of Athent and Pavlovska create a potent mix of visual art / poems, feeding into each other, certainly intellectual and intensely visceral. The book launch was an intimate and casual event held in Mrs Pavlovska's studio, at Mana Contemporary in Jersey city sector. Among the guests was poet's Anthony Haden, Prospero Vega [husband of Mrs Pavlovska], Chris Campanioni - all of whom, along with miss Athent, christened the event by reading some there stirring work. The book is published by Anti-Sentimental Society [Ronna Lebo, owner] which is associated with Off The Park Press, whose subsidiary is Black Square Editions [owned by art critic John Yau].
Dallas Athent [left] & Prospero Vega.
Photo by K.K.W
Photo by K.K.W
Prospero Vega
Photo by K.K.W
Dallas Athent
Photo by K.K.W
Cover of the book "Theia Mania"
Mana Contemporary [interior,1st floor].
Photo by K.K.W
If you would like to know more, or purchase a copy of the book, contact 'Art is the reason, art is the way' 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Out of Context

Original photo & digital art by K.K.W

#1. Rear window

#2. A brave new world

#3. I watch Skopje
#4. On Sandanski Blvd [vo Skopje]
#5. Vo gradot [Fiat lux] 
#6. Not on the square, or the level
#7. Memories of green
#8. Stairway to heaven
#9. Ground-control to major tom.. 
#10. I reflect, therefore I am?
#11. Where we Met...
#12. Unintended design aspect?
#13. I think I know that guy...
#14. The Policy of Truth
#15. Strange face
#16. Heaven's Gonna burn Your Eyes  
#17. As above, so below
#18. Sic luceat lux
#19. This must be the place
#20. The remains of the day
#21. Requiem for the dead

Out of Context: art work & text by K.K.W, curated by Kendell Kerwin

Appropriation through the allure of a moment, is a silent verse that can be seen. The windows of the soul, in conjunction with subconscious apparitions - drawing with light - imposing emotions on reality. Questioning connectivity by redefining it, we find the high-water mark. We cannot be forsaken, immersed in all this passing beauty, raising out of deconstructed memories. Analog information through digital application; the remains of the day. "Tryin' to make it real...but compared to what?" [1] 

All photo's are digital, and for sale [available sizes: A1, A2, A3, or inches - 11x14, 16x20, 20x30]. If you would like to make a purchase please contact the artist: 1-347-328-7903 or  

Prior to my first major art project [In The Shadow Of The Young Ones] I wouldn't have taken notice of the unintended patterns & visual aspects of urban change. Art is what we make of it, and also being open to information that alters our perception. Even out of context a story is told; not only about the subject, but also the author.

The color image before the photo's is a preview of a new series of digital art-work, and the subject of an upcoming exhibition. Thank you for taking the time to engage with this. Some of the photographs were taken in Skopje [capital of The Republic of Macedonia], the others in New York City.

1. Compared To What - by Roberta Flack