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
Mary Beth Boone
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
Jonathan Brent Butler
Ann Chadwell Humphries
Susan Levi Wallach