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By Cole Swensen

The hand is moment simply to language in defining the person, and its consistent presence makes it a prepared reminder of our humanity, with all its privileges and tasks. during this surprising assortment, Cole Swensen explores the hand from any attitude approachable by way of language and artwork. Her desire: to exhaust the hand as subject material; her pleasure: the truth that she could not. those brief poems display the hand from 100 diverse views. Incorporating signal language, drawing manuals, work from the 14th to the 20 th century, shadow puppets, imagined histories, positions (the hand as a boatless sail), and professions (the hand as window within which the panes infinitesimal), Cole Swensen's effective hand is that which augments our figuring out and appreciation of this freak wing, this wheel that comforts none but is still a fruit the scale and form of the center.

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