by Stacy Murison
Must-See Exhibit: “Aphasia: Neurological Disorder in Text and Image”
Jane Armstrong and Christopher Kane Taylor
NAU’s Riles Building, 2nd Floor. 8am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
When words fail, we have several choices. Have several stock phrases available for quick recall. Cultivate the art of listening. Stay at home. But what if you are a writer? Jane Armstrong explores words, the lack of words, and the mis-remembered words (obstensibly rather than ostensibly) through a series of micro-essays that often begin with a memory or a slice of humor, but then cut deeply as she explores her everyday life with Aphasia. Christopher Kane Taylor’s accompanying text-based paintings bring dimension to the many-layered textures of words and the darkness and jumble of an Aphasiatic brain.
Armstrong is a creative writing professor at Northern Arizona University. She is also chair for the NonfictioNow panel, “Weird Places and Particular Spaces” Saturday, October 31 at 2:30 pm.
If you are interested in walking through the exhibit with Jane, you may reach her at email@example.com