Processed Prose celebrates Miami’s month-long poetry festival O, Miami and was conceived as an homage to National Poetry Month, celebrated every April since 1996. Despite being its source of inspiration, however, the written word is rarely at the forefront of the artworks featured in this exhibition: words are burned, extracted, implied, indecipherable, or simply not there, yet their ghostly presence is heavily felt.
This exhibition includes artists Jeff Wallace; Donna Ruff and Elysa D. Batista. Each one of them takes a different approach towards the aesthetics of pages, dedications, ephemeral installations, prints, etc. Wallace infuses her work with a minimalist display like in “This is dedicated to the one I love”. Donna Ruff concentrates on a slowly vanishing everyday object, the print version of the newspaper. Lastly, Elysa D. Batista presents Physically Bound, a piece about finding strength in self-acceptance after the initial rejection one experiences in life, is a site-specific light-box installation created for the archway connecting the atrium to the east wing of the Bakehouse.
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33127