The Poetry of Purity and Brevity
Purity and Brevity
Curated by Mikhail Magaril and Viktor Bogorad
Works by Kathy Caraccio, Tim Carrier, Midori Curtis, Michael DiCerbo, Helen Frank, Vijay Kumar, Gerson Leiber, Adam Pitt, Jeff Russel, Robin Sherin and Sharon Shiraga.
When selecting works, we were guided by the principles of LeoTolstoy:
“Surest sign of truth -is simplicity and clarity. Lies are always complex, elaborate and wordy.”
“Simplicity- is a prerequisite for beauty.”
"Viktor Bogorad and I are different people.
For example, he is a cartoonist and an avid smoker, on the contrary,
I don't smoke and don't draw cartoons.
Viktor lives in Russia, and I live in New York
It's hard to believe, but we have been friends for almost 40 years.
With invention of Skype, there was an opportunity for collaboration.
This is how the joint project "Grimm" was carried out,
dedicated to the anniversary of the famous German writers, the Brothers Grimm.
We continue to cooperate and are now working on a project related to Covid, quarantine, verse by Joseph Brodsky and an improbable toothpick ballet."
Mikhail Magaril, April 2021