ArtNow! Featuring Poets Dot Devota and Raquel Gutierrez
December 17, 6–7PM MST, Zoom
Join MOCA for celestial poetry readings in celebration of Winter Solstice. We will mark the turning of the seasons and afterward Dot Devota and Raquel Gutierrez, two poets included in MOCA’s Working From Home exhibition, will each perform new poems related to the sublimity of Winter Solstice.
Dot Devota (b. St. Louis, Missouri) writes poems and essays about pre-sickness, sensations in the phenomenon of “falling ill,” and post-viral, chronic, and mysterious illnesses in individual, societal, and environmental body-scapes. Devota’s Wall Poems have been exhibited at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop and COMMUNITIE in Marfa, Texas. She has given readings in Europe, Japan, Lebanon, North America, Syria, and Taiwan.
Raquel Gutierrez (b. Los Angeles, California) is an essayist, arts critic/writer, performance maker, and poet. Gutierrez has performed in Los Angeles at The Broad Museum, Human Resources, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and in New York City at Visual AIDS. Their poetry and essays have appeared in Fence, The Georgia Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New Inquiry.
This event is generously sponsored by Vantage West Credit Union