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I Wanted to Write a Poem @ Wexford Arts Centre


This is the last week to catch Jonathan Mayhew’s latest show I Wanted to Write a Poem on in Wexford Arts Centre until Saturday 25th March. Mayhew, who was awarded Wexford Arts Centre’s 2015 Emerging Visual Artist Award, has presented a body of work that sees heavy links between the literary and visual arms of art. Both practices are intertwined by Mayhew in the exhibition, with the title itself being drawn from the autobiography of imagist poet William Carlos Williams.

In I Wanted to Write a Poem Mayhew explores the ability of poetry to convey far deeper meaning through more simplistic collections of words. These are coupled with a variety of objects, including USB sticks, photographs, vases, clocks, books and sound, whose normal function is subverted to highlight the transient nature of an objects functionality, something echoed in the written words.

I Wanted to Write a Poem promises to be a fascinating exhibition, be sure to catch it before it closes. Full details here.

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