About the Book
For their online exhibit at the Marjorie Wood Gallery, visual artist Kyle Knobel and poet Ingrid Keir collaborate on a body of work centered around their apartment. Ingrid says "since we are married and live together, and this place is the first and last thing we see each day, it seemed like a good place to form a show around."
The first image of the show is a watercolor painting of the typewriter belonging to Ingrid's grandfather, also a writer.
From Kyle, "I was interested in the sort of aggregate energy collecting in this little machine, now passed down to another artist in the family. This family continuity is of interest to me, as it is absent in my own."
Ingrid's selection of writing revolves around events that are both incidental and specific to the home. The apartment as studio, as kitchen, as place to spend time, as a place for love and annoyances, are all explored.
Ingrid Keir is a poet and artist. She is the founder and co-host of the WordParty poetry and jazz events in NY and SF. Her poetry has been published in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Cantaraville Literary Quarterly, 16th & Mission Review and was selected to be in The 1st Visual Poetry & Performance Exhibition at Mission Cultural Center. Her poetry was also was selected to be in a collaborative project with artist Kyle Knobel at the Marjorie Wood gallery (2009). She has written several books of poetry: The Secrets of Like (2004), Toward the Light (2007) and is currently working on a new collection of poetry due out soon. Please see thewordparty.com and ingrid-keir.blogspot.com for more info.