Friday, March 29, 2013

Patti Smith @ AGO

I am not one easily given in to prayer, but this exhibit certainly brought me close to my knees. If a simple word could be given to describe the experience it would be reverence. A reverence to death given through life . The exhibit, a series of intimate vignettes recorded with her Polaroid camera accentuate the immediacy of experience closest to one's own breath. Images of people and objects closest to her poetic walk through life lets the viewer into her spirit through the front door with hospitable affection. Ms. Smiths' words and images cause me to see life through a slow mirror .

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