Joey Frank: Summer Puzzle (the Internal Return of the Grievous Angel)

August 6 – 30, 2014
Opening Reception: August 14, 6-8pm
George Monteleone and Weyes Blood: August 26, 6-8pm
Reading and Puzzling: Thursday, August 28


Lost in Translation, by James Merrill

A card table in the library stands ready
To receive the puzzle which keeps never coming.
Daylight shines in or lamplight down
Upon the tense oasis of green felt.
Full of unfulfillment, life goes on,
Mirage arisen from time’s trickling sands
Or fallen piecemeal into place:
German lesson, picnic, see-saw, walk
With the collie who “did everything but talk”—
Sour windfalls of the orchard back of us.
A summer without parents is the puzzle,
Or should be. But the boy, day after day,
Writes in his Line-a-Day No puzzle.

The artist will show three large puzzle paintings and a press button jukebox.

About the Artist: Born 1981, lives and works in New York. He is intimately related with the functioning of Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation. His most recent solo show “Records” was at Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul in 2013.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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