What, you ask, is more real than realism? Perhaps nothing. Or, perhaps plenty. Poetry, for example. Also art, stories, and so many other creative and curatorial initiatives.
“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”— Georgia O’Keeffe (Source: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum)
These words from a friend — never met in person, but an intimate, a teacher, and companion sojourner nevertheless — resurfaced for me as I was ruminating on another friend’s brutalist pai