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WHAT DID THE THUNDER SAY?—with Elizabeth Wrightman and John Dotson

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In a duo-exhibition, Elizabeth will show paintings and John will show sculptures at the Pacific Grove Art Center from September 6 through October 24—under the title, WHAT DID THE THUNDER SAY?

In the Book of Revelation [tr. David Bentley Hart]:

…a mighty angel…cried out in a loud voice, like a lion roaring… and the seven peals of thunder spoke out in their own voices. … a voice out of heaven saying, “Place a seal on the things the seven peals of thunder spoke, and do not write them.”

James Joyce, in Finnegans Wake writes of a “…brontoichthyan form… Bronte, “thunder”; ichthys, “fish”: thunder-fish.” Joyce presents thunderwords—the first nine of 100 letters each, the last of 101, for a total of 1,001. Marshall McLuhan notes:

There are ten thunders in the Wake. Each is a cryptogram or codified explanation of the thundering and reverberating consequences of the major technological changes in all human history. When a tribal man hears thunder, he says, “What did he say that time?’” as automatically as we say “Gesundheit.”

[Art file with caption:} “The great hole where the river sank underground and he even brought me to a deep pool and told me that many fish came up out of the dark water early in the morning.~W B Yeats


August 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm