Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16th at Et al. gallery is “Shame Folder” a reading with Matthew David Rana and Matthew Gordon.  This event is one night only and will begin at 8pm, free entry, and refreshments will be served.


Matthew Rana is an artist and writer living and working in Göteborg, Sweden, where he is a visiting lecturer in Art and Cultural Theory at Valand School of Fine Arts. He is a contributor to Art Agenda, Frieze and Palettenmagazines, and a new essay on object-oriented approaches to social practice will appear in the revised and expanded edition of What We Want is Free, published by SUNY Press. His first book of poetry, The Essayist, is forthcoming from Beta-Local.


Matthew Gordon is an artist and poet living in Oakland, California. He grew up in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania and received a BFA & BS from Penn State University (2003) and an MFA from California College of the Arts (2009). His work has been shown at [2nd floor projects], Right Window Gallery, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Southern Exposure, Patricia Sweetow Gallery as well other venues locally and nationally. He is currently the manager of the digital printing facility at CCA and this experience has radically changed his work/writing, particularly in regard to issues such as seriality and reuse.


Below are some words provided by Et al., which accompany the events press release.


a geometer says to a topologist:

you couldn’t tell your ass from a hole in the ground

true, says the topologist,

but I can tell the difference between my ass and the
letter B

as-in black bile or bone

there is a humor, a separation

so, what’s the difference between a square and a



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