Thursday, December 6, 2007

Gordon Onslow-Ford and DYN

I received a reprint of Dyn collected in book form this afternoon.

Wolfgang Paalen was the chief theorist behind the magazine. Archeology, dissident surrealism, art, science, various musings, poetry, polemical writings on the imagination and the artist's position in 'primitive' and contemporary (mid-1940s) world featured prominently.

Gordon Onslow-Ford's writings also appeared.

A synchronicity of sorts: tonight I came across the announcement of Gordon Onslow Ford's exhibition at the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco. Ford was instrumental in the context of Dyn. His work and writings are an inspiration.

Breath in Landscape

Alas, San Francisco is too far away to make the journey...

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