MNU Events

January Exhibition: Dennison Schultz, Cubist Self-Portrait - Artist Talk, "water warped bulbously": Imagining Cubist Selves

Lecture / Presentation / Exhibit
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Join us at 7p.m. in the Mabee Learning Commons for this event. Dennison Ty Schultz is a poet and MFA candidate at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, primarily working with experimental poetics at the intersection of traditional formal poetry, visual poetry and visual art. These installations are poems from a series of Cubist self-portraits, which confront the unavoidable: the physical body, emotional circuitries, contradictions, impulses, desires. Entering a history of Cubism, the poems reckon with motion and stillness, space and time, fragment and collective, without being able—or wanting—to reduce them to a single cohesive understanding of “self.”

The series wants to reimagine how we think about the relationship between poem and page, between self and body, and between ourselves and others, in tangible and spiritual ways. Dennison’s poems, including versions of some of these poems, have been published in Foglifter, New Delta Review, Fugue, Sycamore Review, and Black Warrior Review, among others.

Presented by MNU in collaboration with the Olathe Public Library. Supported by Humanities KansasFunding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.

Stories can help people overcome real-life challenges and bounce back from failures. Resilience involves the brain’s capacity to adapt to and cope with adverse events. A powerful mode of building resilience is through engaging with, discussing and telling stories.

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