POETRY_2

We hope you can join us on Saturday, December 4th at 7pm for a reading
by Kate Durbin and an art opening celebrating a new website by Susy
Bielak.
Kate Durbin is a writer and performance artist. She is the author of
the poetry collections The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009)
and, with Amaranth Borsuk, Excess Exhibit, forthcoming from ZG Press.
She has written several chapbooks including Fragments Found in a 1937
Aviator’s Boot (Dancing Girl Press, 2009), FASHIONWHORE (Legacy
Pictures, 2010), and Kept Women, forthcoming from Insert Press. She is
founding editor of the journal Gaga Stigmata: Critical Writings and
Art About Lady Gaga. Her fashion / text project, Prices Upon Request,
can be viewed at ZG Press. She writes about celebrity style at
Hollywood.com.

Susy Bielak’s work combines fine craft with social question. Inspired
by the interplay of identity and space, she uses drawing, painting,
printmaking, photography, and installation to envision ideas about
personal and social relationships. Bielak employs gesture, the emotion
of color, and sensory detail to choreograph each work. Her projects
often incorporate nontraditional materials and processes in order to
best render an idea (e.g., applying sketchbook text and drawings onto
bus doors to reference the personal and public; drawing with water on
opaque plastic to reference subtleties of memory; employing a seismic
testing device to speak to the rapport between interior life and
natural disaster). Experience in the social sciences, particularly
anthropology and ethnography, influences her immersive and research-
based approach to projects.

Agitprop readings are free, but wine and donations to the gallery are
always welcome.

We hope to see you there and for festivities before and afterward!

Agitprop Gallery
Saturday, December 4, Reading 7pm, Art Opening at 8pm
2837 University Avenue in North Park (Entrance on Utah, behind Glenn’s
Market)
San Diego, CA 92104 * 619.384.7989