DEREK FRANKLIN - GRAY MINSTREL, CARL & SLOAN CONTEMPORARY

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Installation view, Gray Minstrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary

Let us be intimate with our ancestral ghosts
Sing the songs that old women used to sing
And blow a communal wind that unites a germ traveling to communion
There was a partition where our dominance pulled the gems
From your  ground imbued with witness
This partition, identical to the screen created by water
Between the crayfish and me, exists all of my love for you
Joined only by the yarn, cast to procure desire
Like the soft violence of the piper
The odd stillness of the bodies wrenched out
Excite in ways that feel anointed
Like the cinematic I eat from the feed
Our arms were given to us to carry the impressions
Which swing to imitations
For current MINSTRELS
That Turkey Trot Abhorrence into our lives
without a trace

Derek Franklin - Gray Minstrel
Carl & Sloan Contemporary, June 18 - August 2
www.carlsloan.com