Winter Music is a collaboration of artist/photographer Susan Quasha and renowned poet Robert Kelly. The 40 photographs, vibrantly liminal oscillations between colors that are almost indistinguishable from light and their origins in earth/sky matters, are so well printed by the esteemed Avery Group (at Shapco Printing) as to seem original to each page. In poems that powerfully embody the excitement of seeing a world for the first time, Kelly responds “to her body of luminous lyrical enactment, free of narrative, almost devoid of dependency on subject, let alone the human subject, and yet which well over with emotion, desire, joy in beholding. Using only the image full-formed in the camera, with no subsequent manipulation, she gives us a precious thing, a chance to see with her seeing, not just what she saw. We become the agent of her investigation into the colors of our attention. Her images, the shifting alertnesses moving through each image, resisting mere center, fascinated me, and I could not keep from writing under their spell.”
Superb new book: “Winter Music — Photography by Susan Quasha & Poems by Robert Kelly.” This is a marvelous occasion, especially as it is the first major showing of the color photography of Susan Quasha.
— Pierre Joris