BY LISA PEARSON Published in You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends by Dorothy Iannone Copyright 2014 Siglio Press. All rights reserved. Dorothy Iannone […]
Poet Ann Lauterbach and artist Richard Kraft talk about the inscrutable and visionary in a secular, empirical world, about the simultaneity of the near and remote, the “in here” and “out there.”
These reversals abound in Iannone’s work, whether through inversion (and merging) of male and female, muse and maker, sacred and profane, celestial and carnal, submission and dominance, compliment and insult, humor and earnestness. Nothing is quite as it seems, or wholly one thing or another.
Dorothy Iannone: “And now, in my super twilight years, I return to the inspiration of lovers who are not myself, although now I use my own words to narrate their history and to call attention to their exemplary loves.”
“Again and again, Dorothy refers to her stories as art, does not distinguish between textual and visual narrativity, rather says all creative practice propels the artist into a unified exploration. Her artwork, then, can and should be ‘read.'”
“Seydel delighted in the formal, the rhythmic, the alchemical: the way a red dot migrates across several pages or the mole-ish shape is reimagined; the notation of dreams and invocations of animals . . .”