‘It was all completely serious, all completely hallucinated, all completely happy’
Beginning July 9, a collection of my paintings, Real Straight Talk About Souls, will be on display at the Woodcroft branch of Edmonton Public Library.
The exhibit is part of a larger, ongoing body of work in which the titles of the paintings are borrowed from beat poet Jack Kerouac’s writings — mostly from Dharma Bums and On The Road.
The exhibition’s title is from On The Road:
“Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.” – Jack Kerouac
The show will be on display through October 2017. Woodcroft library is located just north of Westmount Shopping Centre at 13420 114 Ave.
‘Ma-Wink fallopian virgin warm stars reflecting on the outer channel fluid belly waters’
Sweetwater, acrylic on canvas, 60×72, by Edmonton artist Laurie MacFayden
If you’ve tried to visit lauriemacfayden.com lately, you’ll have discovered that my artist/writer website is not accessible at the moment. It’s getting a long overdue facelift but will be back up shortly.
In the meantime, I’m happy to remind you that my third collection of poems, Walking Through Turquoise, will be published in September as part of Quartet 2017, the annual four-pack of poetry titles from Frontenac House. Stay tuned for details about Alberta launch events.
And for those of you who couldn’t make it to my recent art sale, here’s a gallery of some of my paintings.