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Now – 12/3: Rule 42 – Stretched Language

The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center (BMCC) presents the world as explained and examined through mathematical equations and language in the exhibition titled Rule 42: S t r e t c h e d  L a n g u a g e : Explorations into Visual and Mathematical Poetry. The exhibition curated by Vallo Riberto features evocative symbols that explore our human language as a method for examining the world. 

“This exhibition is a celebration of a not so well know art genre, Visual Poetry, including Concrete Poetry, Mathematical Poetry and Visual Narrative Poetry. The exhibition will include seventeen artists working in the various modes of Visual Poetry, and two Spoken Word poets. The Bonita Museum will also be conducting work shops and lectures.”

What is Rule 42? 

Curator Vallo Riberto: Rule 42 Is a reference to “TheHunting of the Snark” page 18, by Lewis Carroll, best known for Alice in Wonderland, but lesser known for his visual poetry with works like the ‘Mouse’s Tale.’ The number 42 also became well known as the ‘Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything,’ from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.

Artists in the exhibition include Kazmier Maslanka, Alex Caldiero, Douglas McCulloh, John Dillemuth,  Kristine Diekman, Lisa Mansfield, Liz Waug McManus, Paul Gailiunas,  john Halaka,  Karl Kempton, Trinh Mai,  Taly Oehler, Toru Nakatani, Allison Weise, db Foster, Harry Polkinhorn , Avital Oehler, and David Quattrociocchi.  Spoken word performances by Gerda Govine and Rosa Sandoval.  Rule 42 flyer

Public reception: Saturday, November 6; 4:30 – 7:30PM
On view November 6 – December 3, 2021

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