Poetry, Photographs and Bullets

Bullets-Installation Robyn Stoller AwendLocal photographer and printmaker Robyn Stoller Awend has a new, bold exhibition at the Form + Content Gallery called “Survival: When Truth and Fiction Intersect,” which includes letterpress prints, photographs and handcrafted bullets.

Stoller Awend’s inspiration for the exhibit is a a Yiddish poem about Jews in the Vilna ghetto melting down lead printing type to make bullets. The exhibition will be displayed from December 3th through Jan. 9th, 2010.

Read the American Jewish World newspaper’s article about Stoller Awend’s exhibit.

There will be an opening reception for Stoller Awend’s exhibition from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Form + Content Gallery, Whitney Square Building, 210 N. Second St., Suite 104, Minneapolis. The gallery is open from 12 to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment. A closing reception will take place 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. There will be a reading of poetry and writings inspired by the literary works of Abraham Sutzkever, and the themes of survival explored in the exhibition. Daniel Ettedgui will introduce readings by Alison Morse, Paulette Myers-Rich and Margie Newman.

For information, call 612-436-1151 or go to: formandcontent.org.

(Photo is a detail from the gallery installation, “Survival,”which depicts bullets molded from lead printing type. Courtesy of Form + Content Gallery.)