At the opening of the exhibition Volatile!, on view at the Poetry Foundation Gallery from December 11, 2015 – February 19, 2016, the Poetry Foundation hosts a panel with curator and design historian Debra Riley Parr to discuss intersections of scent and poetry with scent designers, artists, and poets.
In Volatile!, curator and design historian Debra Riley Parr presents a number of objects and experiences that invite speculative connections between poetry and scent. Scent artist David Moltz of Brooklyn-based perfumery D.S. & Durga tells the story of a young boy who is transformed into a mythical beast through a series of 12 scents captured beneath 12 glass cloches. Works by artists Amy Radcliffe, Eduardo Kac, and Brian Goeltzenleuchter and poet Anna van Suchtelen, typography artist Ben Van Dyke, and ceramicist Seth Bogart are also featured.