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READING | Leonora Carrington's "Opus Siniestrus: The Story of the Last Egg"

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Gallery Wendi Norris hosts a dramatic reading of Leonora Carrington’s unpublished play, Opus Siniestrus, The Story of the Last Egg

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Gallery Wendi Norris Presents a Symposium on the Life and Influence of Leonora Carrington, Featuring a Dramatic Reading of Carrington’s Unpublished Play, Opus Siniestrus, The Story of the Last Egg

Reading: Thursday, June 6, 7:30 pm

Symposium: Friday, June 7, 11 am – 3:30 pm

926 Madison Avenue (at 74th Street)

Registration is required for both events and must be made separately.

The Symposium begins on June 6 at 7:30 pm with a dramatic reading of Carrington’s previously unpublished play Opus Siniestrus, The Story of the Last Egg.

Written in 1970, "Opus Siniestrus: The Story of the Last Egg" is a sort of magical tragi-comedy, conjuring a world in which all women have died except one, a “colossally fat old lady of 80, the ex-madam of a brothel,” who gains possession of the last surviving human egg, and holds the fate of the planet in her hands. The play will be directed by Jean Randich, and features eight actors playing multiple characters. Although "Opus Siniestrus" was written nearly 50 years ago, it is a visionary ecofeminist work that could have been written today, and echoes subjects and ideas in Carrington’s other writing and art works.

The Symposium and Reading are held in conjunction with the artist's first solo exhibition in New York in 22 years. "Leonora Carrington: The Story of the Last Egg", is the third and most ambitious exhibition of Carrington’s work mounted by Gallery Wendi Norris. It features more than 20 paintings as well as the six masks she made for "Opus Siniestrus", which will be on display for the dramatic reading.

*Registration for the Reading and Symposium must be made separately. Register for the Symposium on June 7, here.

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