Friday, September 09, 2011

Out of the Woods into the Sun by Guy R. Beining

Out of the Woods
into the Sun
Guy R. Beining
Kamini Press 201
ISBN 978-91-977437-6-1

“New eyes are needed”

My initial impression: the Kamini Press has done it again. The
reproductions in color and the laid paper are fine selections again.
This small chap book is a gem, again.

Beinings art work combines figurative, narrative and metaphor,
“memory is a branch” and the immediacy in the painting strokes
depicts an abstract sensibility, as well as, the gestural drawing offers
an expressive attitude. Viewers will find a painting on every page,
with a poetic sentence below. “the shoreline pretends to be an ointment.”
The juxtapositions are immaculate; poetry and painting works in this
book because the words redirect the reader back into the paintings
and the tension between the images and the words draw us into
the presence on the page.

I highly recommend this book for those who love art and writing.

Irene Koronas
Poetry Editor:
Wilderness House Literary Review
Ibbetson Street Press

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