Jason Dodge with CAConrad at Mercer Union


Artists: Jason Dodge with CAConrad

Exhibition title: Width of a Witch

Venue: Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

Date: June 25 – August 13, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Mercer Union and Kunstverein Toronto

Mercer Union and Kunstverein Toronto are delighted to present a solo exhibition by Jason Dodge with CAConrad titled Width of a Witch.

The exhibition opened with a reading in the gallery by the American poet CAConrad of MARFA POETRY MACHINE in 36 Things: Width of a Witch, this series of poems form the written dimension of the exhibition and are published in a new chapbook by Five hundred Places, accompanying the exhibition.

The opening also marked the launch of two additional volumes of poems by Eileen Myles and Roger Reeves. Both chapbooks published by Fivehundred Places with the support of Kunstverein Toronto and Mercer Union.

With special thanks to Ann & Marshall Webb, TYPE Books and Dr. Paul Marks.

Born on January 1, 1966, CAConrad describes himself as “the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.” He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014); Philip Seymour Hoffman (were you high when you said this?) (Worms Press, 2014); A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books, 2012); The City Real & Imagined (Factory School Press, 2010), with the poet Frank Sherlock; and The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics.

Jason Dodge was born in 1969 in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Upcoming exhibitions include the Liverpool Biennial, and a solo presentation at IAC Villeurbanne, France. Jason Dodge founded Fivehundred places in 2012 to present books by contemporary poets to contemporary artists and everyone who reads poems.