For Matter of Style, Paul Bright asked a number of people familiar with his work from the last ten years to respond to it in whatever way they chose. Their responses are collected here, and range from essays, to poems, to reflections even other artworks created in dialogue with his. Their authors are also diverse; artists, scholars, poets, museum professionals, musicians, as well as others responding to the work from their own non-specialist interest. Many of the respondents have hyphenated professional identities that reflect their range of activity and thought.
For me, it has been hugely gratifying to have these contributors generously add what I feel is an illuminating dimension to Matter of Style.
The respondents are listed below.
Their contributions are followed by an essay by artist Paul Bright.
Director, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Artist / Professor
Poet / William R. Kenan Jr. Chair in the Humanities, Wake Forest University
Artist / MD Resident
Artist / Facilitator
Poet / Performer / Scholar
Artist / Educator
Professor Emeritus, Wake Forest University; Co-Editor, Journal of Black Mountain College Studies
Poet / Professor
Pianist / Professor Emeritus, Wake Forest University
Artist / Art Historian
Curator of Visual Art Programming, Brooklyn Public Library / former SECCA Curator of Contemporary Art
Musician-Composer (responding with a live musical performance)
Matter of Style
An Essay by Artist Paul Bright