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MAY 2021

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Polyplatonics
(For Keltie Ferris)

Keltie Ferris, <em>FEEEEELINGS</em>, 2020-21. Oil and watercolor on canvas in the artist's frame, 83 x 63 x 3 inches. © Keltie Ferris. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Photo: Mark Woods.
Keltie Ferris, FEEEEELINGS, 2020-21. Oil and watercolor on canvas in the artist's frame, 83 x 63 x 3 inches. © Keltie Ferris. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Photo: Mark Woods.
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Mitchell Innes & Nash
Keltie Ferris: FEEEEELING
April 16 – May 29, 2021
New York

Trans-confetti, trans-dazzlement, end of day.
He’s amazed by constellations of dots as conduits.
Bilateral symmetry, troweling, spraying, framing
           As a total necessity.

Lit-up artificiality, colossal artery of
           Gestures. Eternal elation.

Trans-punctuation as language. Bright voids.
Toddling between pairs of opposites,
           Let’s call it end of day.

Closeness, openness as endless oscillations.
Freeing off tyranny of lines, true, less true.

           Ecstatic being ecstatic.
           Petal, sound, speed, texture of affection.

Trans-poetic remediation, dark intervals,
He’s recalibrating his time, life, end of day.

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Phong Bui

Phong H. Bui is the Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail.

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