PRESENT CONTINUOUS / FOLYAMATOS JELEN – EXHIBITION

 

 

PRESENT CONTINUOUS EXHIBITION / FOLYAMATOS  JELEN KIÁLLÍTÁS

DIANE SOPHRIN MEGHIVO - FOLYAMATOS JELEN

 

Diane Sophrin’s latest solo exhibition at the Open Workshop / Nyitott Műhely opened on April 13th and ran through May 15th.

 

 

Present Continuous 6 & 7

 

 

Present Continuous 5

 

Present Continuous 4

 

Present Continuous 3

 

Present Continuous 9

 

Present Continuous 2

Present Continuous 8

 

Present Continuous 12

 

Present Continuous 13

 

Present Continuous 13 (verso)

 

 

A dense body of work created over the hard winter of 2017 – 2018, the Present Continuous / Folyamatos jelen series relies on poems written in tandem with the making of the visual pieces. The list of linked poems can be found here. For a detailed description of the entire project, including paintings and poems, click here.

The opening was a stimulating mix of Diane Sophrin’s visual work and verse, a musical performance by Tamás Baranyi, cofounder of world music band Anu Mauri,  and a substantive and lively panel discussion between György Orbán, publisher and Ferenc Takács, literary historian.

The event began with Tamás performing his own compositions on the Persian Santur. Among them was a new piece written expressly for the exhibition using text of Sophrin’s verse Desperate Ones.

Poetry came next, with Diane reading two of her poems, which were then recited in Hungarian translation by György and Ferenc: Miracles / Csodak and  Doubt / Kételkedni. The Párbeszéd or dialog between György and Ferenc followed, with participation from the audience.

 

ORBÁN, SOPHRIN, TAKÁCS - OPENING NIGHT

 

PRESENT CONTINUOUS EXHIBITION - OPENING NIGHT

 

BARANYI TAMAS, ZENÉSZ

 

 

My deepest appreciation goes to to Tamás, Gyuri and Feri for their positive support, gracious and creative participation in this event, as well as their generous feats of translation! Warm thanks to Kováts Albert, president of the Society of Hungarian Painters / Magyar Festők Társasága http://www.magyarfesteszet.hu/en, for his help in arranging this exhibit. Finally, I’d like to express my gratitude to Finta Laci, Director of the Open Workshop / Nyitott Műhely for his kindness and tremendous dedication to a wonderful creative and intellectual meeting place!

– Diane Sophrin. Budapest, April, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS AND EXHIBITIONS

 

 

LATEST SOLO EXHIBITION:
SMALL BOOK OF CHAOS / A KÁOSZ KIS KÖNYVE

A KÁOSZ KIS KÖNYVE / SMALL BOOK OF CHAOS

RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING, 2021!

April 28 – May 30, 2020 – 
Open Workshop / Nyított Műhély
Ráth György Street 4
Budapest 1123

On March 17, the Corona Virus descended upon the world. Borders closed and flights were cancelled. I never left Vermont. As of August 2, 2020, the situation continues to worsen and borders are still closed. This exhibition has just been postponed again and is now tentatively re-scheduled for the Spring of 2021!

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION:
ReVISION: ART AT THE KENT

DIANE SOPHRIN - SCRAWLS AT THE KENT

September 6 – October 6, 2019
Kent Museum, Kents’ Corner, Calais, Vermont

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:
PRESENT CONTINUOUS: COMMENTARY AND FORM

PRESENT CONTINUOUS: COMMENTARY AND FORM EXHIBITION - STUDIO PLACE ARTS

May 14 – June 29, 2019
Studio Place Arts Third Floor Gallerz
201 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

 

 

ISLAND EXHIBITION (SZIGET KIÁLLÍTÁS)
SOCIETY OF HUNGARIAN PAINTERS JURIED EXHIBITION 

Island / Sziget exhibit. 3

November 6 – 27, 2018
Vízivárosi Gallery
Kapás Street 55
Budapest 1027

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION: 
WETTED SCROLL SERIES – J.LANGDON EXHIBITION

DIANE SOPHRIN WETTED SCROLLS EXHIBITION AT J.LANGDON

September 7 – September 30, 2018
J.Langdon Art & Antiques
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITION:
TELL ME

TELL ME EXHIBIT AT SPA

May 22 – June 30, 2018
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION
PRESENT CONTINUOUS / FOLYAMATOS  JELEN

DIANE SOPHRIN MEGHIVO - FOLYAMATOS JELEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 13th  – May 15th, 2018
Open Workshop (Nyitott Muhely)
Ráth György Street 4
Budapest 1123

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITION: 
IN MEMORY OF GÁBOR KARÁTSON (KARÁTSON GÁBOR EMLÉKEZETE)
SOCIETY OF HUNGARIAN PAINTERS JURIED EXHIBITION 

Karacson Gabor opening

MAY 3 – 21, 2018
FUGA – Budapest Center of Architecture

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITION:
WHITE PAINTINGS (FEHÉR KÉPEK)
SOCIETY OF HUNGARIAN PAINTERS JURIED EXHIBITION 

WHITE PAINTINGS EXHIBITION OPENING - 1

 

 

 

 

 

November 16 – December 7. 2017
City Library and Gallery
Szigetszentmiklós

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITION:
GARDEN OF EXILE (A SZÁMŰZÖTT PARKJA)
SOCIETY OF HUNGARIAN PAINTERS JURIED EXHIBITION 

Garden of Exile Exhibit Opening Night - 1

October 5th – 28th, 2017
Széphárom Community Center
Budapest
 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:
DIANE SOPHRIN: NEW WORKS AND FREE ASSOCIATIONS
DIALOGS WITH ATTILA JÓZSEF

September 14th  – October 14th, 2017
Ferencvárosi Historical Museum
18 Ráday Street 18 (entrance on 15 Erkel Street)
Budapest 1092

 

 

FÉSZEK ARTISTS’ CLUB MEMBERSHIP:

FÉSZEK ARTISTS' CLUB

 

FÉSZEK ARTISTS' CLUB

FÉSZEK ARTISTS' CLUB

Diane Sophrin is honored to be accepted as a member of this creative arts organization for painters, architects, sculptors, musicians, singers and actors. Read more here and here about this historically significant Hungarian creative arts organization founded in Budapest in 1901.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ICE AND ALLEGIANCE”

 

 

 

 

Ice and Allegiance
Ice and Allegiance

 

 

The ice floes glide swiftly
with thoughts of allegiance
and truth.

These thoughts come later
the ice having gained the falls
in the cold sun
out of sight.

But who are you, after all?
Salty fish still on the tongue
the taste of truth and mystery
returning with thoughts of ice
and allegiance.

 

– Vermont, (1.25.18)

 

 

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“FREE AGENCY”

 

 

 

 

Free Agency
Free Agency

 

 

 

 

Free Agency Narrow
Free Agency Narrow

 

 

 

 

 

Free Agency Fluid
Free Agency Fluid

 

 

 

Walking backwards
with an eye to the past
Watching the tracks tracing
the blood.

Walking forwards
with back facing front
Shoulder blades cutting
the present.

Backing into future
with face to the wind
of what was remembering
the past.

Backing forwards
With no eyes behind
the head is repeating
the sin.

 

– Vermont, (1.23.18)

 

 

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“READING POEMS”

 

 

 

 

Reading Poems 2
Reading Poems 2

 

 

Reading Poems
Reading Poems

 

 

Reading poems.
Language becomes poetry
Lyricism laughs in every moment
Quietly, easily, persistently
The mind unfolds beautifully
Life is good
Even when it’s not.

 

– Vermont, (1.16.18)

 

 

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“DESPERATE ONES”

 

 

 

 

Desperate Ones
Desperate Ones

 

 

 

Desperate Ones 2
Desperate Ones 2

 

 

Blackness is palpable
Deep enough to use
At last
I know what they mean
All or nothing now
The desperate ones.

–  Vermont, (1.16.18)

 

 

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“DOUBT”

 

 

 

 

Doubt
Doubt

 

 

 

Narrow Doubt
Narrow Doubt

 

 

 

Large Doubt
Large Doubt

 

 

Large Split Doubt
Large Split Doubt

 

 

Doubting is a must
by which I mean
Merciless questions
pursuing – what can I say? – truth

learned, felt, known
all’s up for grabs
at any cost
Who taught me this?

Dots, connecting
shards of evidence
enlarged under the glass
Reveal both culprit, form.

Self-protection, principle?
scorn the beloved center
equilibrium is only found
Outside the box.

 

– Vermont, 1.16.18

 

 

 

KÉTELKEDNI

Kételkedni muszáj
hogy mit értek ezen?
Könyörtelen kérdéseket
hogy is mondjam?
az igazság sarkában

a megértett, átérzett, tudott igazság sarkában,
aki kapja, marja,
bármi áron
Ki tanított erre?

Pontok sora, mely összeköti
a tények szilánkjait
melyekből nagyító alatt
felsejlik a tettes és a forma.

Önvédelem, elvek?
legyints a középre, a szeretett közösre,
egyensúly egy helyen van csupán,
odakint, a szellem rácsain kívül.

 

– Takács Ferenc fordítása

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“UNWANTED GIFT”

 

 

 

 

Unwanted Gift
Unwanted Gift

 

 

 

 

Unwanted Gift 2
Unwanted Gift 2

 

 

 

 

Unwanted Gift 2
Unwanted Gift 2

 

 

Temperature’s rising at last
there’s a thaw
right now
so much to say.

Skies are brilliant
white hard-packed snow
talks back
every step of the way.

Yank, pull
sound the alarm
don’t wait
Belt out those truths

Roaring in the heart
soaring in the eye
Forget it
an unwanted gift.

 

– Vermont, 1.16.18

 

 

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“WRESTLING WITH ANGELS”

 

 

 

 

 

Wrestling with Angels
Wrestling with Angels

 

 

 

Wrestling 2
Wrestling 2

 

 

 

Injured my rib again
wrestling
through these frozen black nights

Alone with myself
It was a tough struggle –
but I won the round
and now remember.

So the story goes –
there’s some comfort in that.

Now – get on with it.

 

– Vermont,  1.9.18

 

 

 

HARC AZ ANGYALOKKAL

Megint megütöttem a bordám
Ahogy küzdöttem
E fekete, fagyott éjszakákon át

Egyedül magammal
Kemény harc volt –
de megnyertem e csatát
és most emlékszem.

Így szól a történet –
némi megnyugvást nyújt.

És most – lépj túl rajta.

 

– Baranyi Tamás fordítása

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“WORDS”

 

 

 

Words
Words

 

 

Words are needed
to send down roots
cast eyes up
let the mind spread
laterally.

Words are concrete
form is play
color too easy
All too easy
emptiness.

Words give voice
to act
form and color silent
tangibles to hide behind
masking an imbecile’s
mute expression.

 

– Vermont, 12.20.17

 

 

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