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A Poet Speaks: Zahra Partovi
January 15, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Zahra Partovi: A Peot Speaks

Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director

A Poet Speaks, an experimental installation with three diverse elements, represents a ‘temple’ to poetry and homage to the words of the 13th century poet J. M. Rumi. The physical core of the installation is a wall of paper sewn onto booking mull. The sheets of paper are covered with the words of the poet. The sound installation, enveloping the visitor from various directions, is continuous recorded utterances of Rumi’s poetry by 60 readers, sometimes as recitation, but often in speaking tone. The hypnotically repetitive ‘moving image’ installation metaphorically captures one of the most important principles of the poet’s philosophy. These three elements of the installation, the wall, the audio and the video contrast and complement one another to open a window through which the viewer and listener can have a glimpse of the world of an enigmatic poet.

Zahra  Partovi
Deception
(1998) Etchings by Elizabeth Harington
Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly
Etchings by Alexander Duravcevic & Vincent FitzGerald, D2 Press
Box by Priscilla Spitler, Hands on Bookbinding
DIVAN_E_SHAMS
(1996) Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Etchings by Vincent FitzGerald, Marjorie Van Dyke, & Kelly Driscoll, The Printmaking Workshop, Lynn Rogan, Lynn Rogan Associates.
Photogravure: Lothar Osterburg, Lothatr Osterburg Photogravure
Fragments of Light 2
(2003) Glass Sculpture by Kelly Driscoll
Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly
Etchings by Laser Edge Design
Fragments of Light 4
(2008) Artist: Fran Siegel
Letterpress by Wild Carrot Letterpress
Lithography by Kelly Driscoll
Laser by Studio Associates of New York
Metal Binder by Milgo Bufkin
Gazelle in the Donkey Stable
(1999) Etchings & Lithography by Alexander Duravcevic
Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Etchings by Alexander Duravcevic, D2 Press
Lithography by Kelly Driscoll, D2 Press
Letters
(1986) Lithographs by Agnes Murray
Offset lithography by John Hutchenson
Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly
Lover Beloved
(2000) Etchings by T. Kurahara
Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Etchings by D2 Press
Moses & The Shepherd
(1987) Etchings by Mark Beard
Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Etchings by Marjory Van Dyke
On the Art of Painting
(1989) Etchings & Sculpture by Annette Senneby
Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly & Zahra Partovi
Etchings by Marjorie Van Dyke & Vincent FitzGerald
Offset Lithoghraphy by Allethaire Press
Ruminations
(1998) Offset by Stinehour Press
Cover Art by Bernard Kirschenbaum
Book design by Jerry Kelly & Vincent FitzGerald
The Reed
(1989) Line etchings, mezzotints & watercolor by Susan Weil
Letterpress by Daniel Keleher, Wild Carrot Letterpress
Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly & Zahra Partovi
Etchings by Shigemitsu Tsukaguchi
The Story of the Parrot & the Merchant
(1981) Drawings by Don Kunz
Letterpress by Kelly/Winterton Press
Binding by Geraerd Charriere
Translations and Bindings
Poetry of J.M. Rumi
Translation by Zhara Partovi
Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Co.
1981-2008