In conjunction with the Exhibition Back Tomorrow : A Poet in New York/Federico Garcia Lorca
April 5 - July 21, 2013 - Wachenheim Gallery
For years J. K. Fowler has had an affinity for Lorca, his personal struggles and in particular, his poetry written while living in New York City. A project that emerged out of this was a fascination with retracing Lorca's steps as much as possible throughout the city, bringing to light reinterpretations of (and updates to) the locations and impressions featured in his Streets and Dreams collection. Particularly in these times of economic hardship that many are facing, Lorca's pieces written while in NYC immediately prior to the Great Depression are wonderfully relevant. Here Fowler presents re-imagined impressions of some of the NYC locations Lorca wrote about, including pictures of some of the drastically altered spaces he explored within his poetry: Wall Street, Coney Island, Battery Place, Riverside Drive, the Hudson (near the Intrepid), the Brooklyn Bridge, Fresh Kills landfill, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and rooftop, bird's eye views of Manhattan.
Joshua K. (J.K.) Fowler, a writer in residence in the Library's Wertheim Study, is an adjunct professor at Rutgers Universtiy Newark, Founder and Editor of nomadic sojourns journal, a Brooklyn-based writer and audio engineer, and a doctoral candidate at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, where he has studied with Slavoj Zizek, Simon Critchley, Lev Manovich, Peter Singer and Michael Hardt.
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Related events under the auspices of Lorca in NY will be offered from April 5 - July 21.