We have a bona fide treat for you today.
It’s always a pleasure when we get to write about someone in Man of the World’s extended family, and Max Blagg is one of our highly-respected allies. He’s an English-born poet, writer and performer, and has lived in New York since 1972. He has been performing his poetry since the 1970s in storied NYC spots like The Kitchen, Jackie 60, The Performing Garage and the Parrish Museum. Since the inception of Man of the World, Max has been our trusted Editor-at-Large lending his keen insight and expertly composed words to our magazine’s pages.
This new exhibition by the talented Mr. Blagg picks up on the power of words and phrases to catapult images and scenarios into the observer’s mind – sometimes even more so than taking in a visual masterpiece. In “Writing on the Wall,” Blagg takes poem excerpts and presents them on a collection of vintage typewriter cases. In doing so, these excerpts assume a life of their own, juxtaposing fantasy and real life in a unique and evocative manner.
For lovers of words, poignant poetry and cerebral art, this is a show you need to see.
Max Blagg’s Writing on the Wall is showing at The Show Room at 170 Suffolk Street from now till June 23