The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner

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OCTOBER 19  | 7:00 P.M.

New Music & Art Festival Opening Performance: The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner. 

The Poyais Group (Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson, & Jesse Stiles)

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

October 20 - November 21

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner is a mixed media installation containing tents, pavilions, text, self-performing reed organs, and incandescent light bulbs by The Poyais Group (Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson, & Jesse Stiles). Click here to access The Poyais Group website.  The Poyais Group describes their installation: "May Elizabeth Kramner (1867-1977) was a recluse and an artist of the type now dubbed 'outsider.' Her life work consisted of a model of the town in which she lived. Each house was represented by a tent and on each tent was sewn the manner of death of a person (or persons) who lived in that house at some time during her life. May Elizabeth's work was witnessed by no person outside of her immediate family during her lifetime. After her passing, the Deathworks were discovered by Charles and Dorothy Winright, the acclaimed anthropologists, but were destroyed in a fire shortly thereafter. In 2011, The Poyais Group recreated the artworks based upon Dorothy Winwright's notes from her initial survey of May Elizabeth's tents and pavilions.”  

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

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