Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ourtt Geunk

Joseph F. Keppler at Zeitgeist September 2014

Joseph F. Keppler is having a show of his sculpture at Zeitgeist (171 S. Jackson Street) in Seattle. The show is called Ourtt Geunk and is for the month of September.

Opening reception Friday, September 5, 6-8 pm.

Joseph F. Keppler is a steel sculptor and arts writer who lives in West Seattle. His home and garden are an art gallery-in-process. His welding studio is in Ballard. He believes philosophy and critical thinking are crucial for contemporary artists developing our future art history. His work recognizes visual and verbal arts’ importance as culture and that culture is what is least understood and most devitalized by power and its distributive bureaucracies. The artist’s patient mind is what lasts in art.















Contributing editor Joseph F. Keppler (center, smiling).

























“Black Crucifixion” 2014 (21”h, 17”w, 4.25”d) painted steel, string


Wednesday, July 23, 2014














The Apryl Miller Interview at E·ratio has been viewed five-hundred times!

Thank you, Apryl Miller!

“The majority of my expressions revolve around working through emotional states or situations. My themes are silence, tears, family relationships, difficult loves and how we treat each other as people. All of this is placed under the umbrella of how we are universally imperfect. Other artists may focus on the environment, etc., but mine is all about feelings and relationships.”

 “My titles can be very much like stories, like any sort of writing, but I love to do it and especially love it when the title arrives of its own volition. ‘Sculpture Masquerading as Furniture’ arrived in that way. Initially I was trying to market them as furniture pieces, but after a time I realized they transcend furniture.”

 “I have messages to share, messages of hope, of redemption, of survival, of love and acceptance of ourselves and each other. My prayers are still sometimes obscure, but I believe there is a God who hears us.”


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Apryl Miller at Saatchi Art


Update: For the month of July, The Apryl Miller Interview at E·ratio was viewed five-hundred and ninety-four times!

Saturday, June 21, 2014



















a noun sing e·ratio 19 

with new work by Jacqueline Winter Thomas, Valerie Witte, Leanne Bridgewater, Jennie Cole, Jessica B. Weisenfels, Laura Carter, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Marcia Arrieta, Ezra Mark, David Rushmer, Yakman K. Tsering, Lauren Marie Cappello, Jessica Comola, Bill Dunlap, Gabrielle M. Belfiglio, Dan Raphael, Simon Perchik, Philip Hammial, Iain Britton, Travis Cebula, Ric Carfagna, Raymond Farr, Mark Young, Joel Chace, Aditya Bahl, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, and The Margo Korableva Performance Theatre

featuring
The Apryl Miller Interview
e·ratio editions e·chaps by Eileen R. Tabios and David Berridge 

and
Sampling Text Threads Tied Together in Seattle
essay and art by Joseph F. Keppler

edited by Gregry Vincent St. Thomasino
with contributing editor Joseph F. Keppler

Wednesday, June 18, 2014














The Apryl Miller Interview

“The majority of my expressions revolve around working through emotional states or situations. My themes are silence, tears, family relationships, difficult loves and how we treat each other as people. All of this is placed under the umbrella of how we are universally imperfect. Other artists may focus on the environment, etc., but mine is all about feelings and relationships.”

 “Once, while being interviewed for a Swedish art magazine, I was asked about stories involving Alan Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, and Andy Warhol. The journalist could not recall her source, and I, not wishing my art to be about them, but about me, told her that there are such things as urban legends.” 

“My titles can be very much like stories, like any sort of writing, but I love to do it and especially love it when the title arrives of its own volition. ‘Sculpture Masquerading as Furniture’ arrived in that way. Initially I was trying to market them as furniture pieces, but after a time I realized they transcend furniture.”

 “I have messages to share, messages of hope, of redemption, of survival, of love and acceptance of ourselves and each other. My prayers are still sometimes obscure, but I believe there is a God who hears us.”

AprylMiller.com

Apryl Miller at Saatchi Art


 Forthcoming in E·ratio 19

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Saturday, May 10, 2014


My book of poetry, Theatreland, with The Margo Korableva Performance Theatre, a restaging conceived and directed by David Chikhladze.  Gala Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia, May 11, 2014.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014







E·ratio is reading for issue 19, the summer 2014 issue. The deadline for submissions is June 13th. E·ratio appears for winter and for summer. See the Contact page for guidelines.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Forthcoming in E·ratio 19

Asemic Knitting Writing  

Margo Korableva Performance Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

Gvantsa Nikabadze, Keti Latsunashvili, Maiko Lapachi, Mary Vardiashvili and Mariam Nikabadze

Conceived and directed by David Chikhladze
Photo assistance: Ana Kalandarishvili
Design assistance: Smaki Siradze

Thanks to Rusiko Oat and OAT Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia


















Thursday, April 10, 2014

“Suppose that I could succeed in writing as well as Shakespeare. It would be lovely, but what then? There is something wanting in literary art even at its highest. Literature is not enough. The greatest literature is still only mere literature if it has not a purpose commensurate with its art. Presence or absence of purpose distinguishes literature from mere literature, and the elevation of the purpose distinguishes literature within literature. That is merely literature that has no other object than to please. Minor literature has a didactic object. But the greatest literature of all—the literature that scarcely exists—has not merely an aesthetic object, nor merely a didactic object, but, in addition, a creative object: that of subjecting its readers to a real and at the same time illuminating experience. Major literature, in short, is an initiation into truth.”

 —Katherine Mansfield