Richard Meyer works in multiple layers and textures to uncover personal and social histories in paintings that suggest graffitied and postered urban walls, the present on top of past history. His urban scenes intermingle social realism with subtle religious motifs to evoke the spiritual in everyday life. Some of his images depict a pageant of humanity and social relationships, finding whatever communion the world allows. Others are a world where people are absent and their works decay and allow nature to heal from human ravages.
Richard Meyer was born in 1953 and lives in New York City. His work focuses on the marginal figures of city life, their personal and collective traumas, and the hope for regeneration. As a teacher, he has taught art and theater to people with disabilities.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
A collection of essays and reviews by Art Beck. “These pieces are selected from a steady series of essays and reviews I found myself publishing in the late aughts of the still early century.”
A collection of early poems by Zabolotsky, translated into English by Dmitri Manin. “Dmitri Manin’s translations retain the freshness of Zabolotsky’s vision.” – Boris Dralyuk
A book of wartime poems by Alexandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, fighting for the independence of his country by means at his disposal – words and rhymes.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.