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Selfies, Real or Imagined

Please join us at Gallery West
for an evening of readings from the literary component of

Selfies, Real or Imagined:
An Exhibition of Visual and Literary Art

“The Collective I”

Tuesday, June 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm
(rescheduled from May 12)

Enjoy readings, music, and a beverage on the terrace

Featuring the work of 18 writers and poets

Readings by co-editors
Ed Madden and Susan Levi Wallach
as well as other contributors


Take in the visual “selfies” by 28 artists
both local and beyond

Through June 7, 2015
Social media and the mobile web have given rise to a strange phenomenon called the selfie.

This exhibition explores the wide arena of selfies, either from the perspective of the artist or writer themselves, or an alter ego, as if from another person, animal, mythical or fantasy character. It includes a broad range of contemporary art using all media in one, two and three dimensions, and will recognize artists and writers both emerging and established, internationally and from across the United States.

Participating Visual Artists

Noelle Almond
Renee Bergeron
Eileen Blyth
Mary Beth Boone
Eva Capobianco
Katie Claiborne
Rebecca Cross
Toni Elkins
Alejandro Garcia-Lemos
Bonnie Goldberg
Douglas Gray
Mana Hewitt
Jennifer Hill
Philip Hultgren
Kathleen Kennebeck
Michael Krajewski
Kristyn Larsen
Susan Lenz
Sean McGuinness
James McMillan
Carolyn Nelson
Dave Robbins
Lucas Sams
Will South
Janet Swigler
Sabrina White
Steven White
Dorothee Zombronner

Writers share their visions of themselves in poetry and short fiction. The literary component has been published in the form of a limited edition chapbook,
The Collective I.

The submissions were juried and co-edited by:

Ed Madden, associate professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at USC, and
Susan Levi Wallach, writer and poet, co-winner of the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize.
Poet Samuel Amadon, professor of literature in the MFA Program at USC, judged the selected entries and awarded the Elizabeth and Toby Ward Literary Prize.

Participating Poets and Writers

Samuel Amadon
Al Black
Jonathan Brent Butler
Caress Cauthen
Susan Craig
Matthew Fogarty
Melanie Griffin
Kristine Hartvigsen
Ann Chadwell Humphries
Ed Madden
Pam Matz
Sheryl McAlister
Ray McManus
Lily Mercer
Matthew O’Leary
Susan Levi Wallach
Summar West
Barbara Whittaker

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