Exhibitions

​KAREN SEAPKER: SENTINELS

Zeitgeist Gallery / 516 Hagan St., #100 January 6, 2018 - February 24, 2018 (Reception: January 6 6:00pm - 8:00pm)

Karen Seapker

Sitting in a chair. A head on your arm. A head that isn’t yours./A piece of you/outside of

yourself./

Hush, vents/rattling night/

What time is it?


Witness from a

Front window/a cell phone

A broken eclipse/blinds drawn

On the wall/shield your eyes

are her eyes/teeth cutting

gums/the skinned knees of sons/

in memoriam/translate pain

into depth/rivers to seas/memories of

tangled limbs/holy

witness.


To take shape/form/someone

From nothing/again/someone

From nothing/movement

From still/pigment/shade

Mother, there is no/altar but

Your breast/there is water/

In your voice/palms up/

to blend, to

Gather


Lioness. Swollen feet/to bring

You home/the first time/

to first stand/mother

Bare soft belly/coven/to gather

Water/protector/to raise and to nurse/

Thirteen constellations/the vulnerable

Rage of witches/

To stand and to engage/

Sentinel.


Sentinels features recent paintings by Karen Seapker. The exhibition opens on January 6th with a reception from 6-8pm.


image: Karen Seapker, Asset, 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches