How to Print Poems on Your Wall Like the Odes to Calder and Kelly at Lévy Gorvy Gallery

At Calder / Kelly, the superb exhibition at Lévy Gorvy of works by Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly — whose friendwhip and work influenced and nourished each other — you’ll find some unexpected gems in addition to the perfectly curated art…

Installation view, Calder / Kelly. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging. All Alexander Calder artworks © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York. All Ellsworth Kelly artworks © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio.


…Specially commissioned poems by Simon Perchik, Forrest Gander, and Dan Chiasson adorn the walls that connect the three main viewing spaces.  Appliqued to the wall in crisp type, they were so dramatically lit, I was hardpressed to do them justice. As I stopped to read Disparity 2 by Dan Chiasson, I thought how much I’d like a poem on my own wall…

Lévy Gorvy

At the well-reviewed DIY Lettering, I found I could custom order lettering to apply to my walls (and even remove it when I want).  I could use their online design tool or upload my own file…

….What poem shallI choose?…..



For all those in New York the next month or so, Calder / Kelly is a must-see gem.


2 Responses to How to Print Poems on Your Wall Like the Odes to Calder and Kelly at Lévy Gorvy Gallery

  1. Kathy Oswald 11.27.2018 at 2:39pm #

    Rumi must have been thinking of Improvised Life when he wrote:
    like when
    The music happens like this:
    Something in Her eyes grabs hold of a
    Tambourine in
    Then I turn and lift
    A violin in someone else,
    And they turn, and this turning continues,
    It has reached you now.
    Isn’t that something?

    (I probably read this on your site. If so, I’m reminding you today.)

  2. Sally Schneider 12.02.2018 at 8:24pm #

    My apologies for publishing your wonderful comment days after you wrote it. OMG, that Rumi poem! Could you have read it here? (:

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