SUIT OF DIAMONDS

Suit of Diamonds

Ellen Wiener & LB Thompson

Ellen Wiener & LB Thompson - Suit of Diamonds

Ellen Wiener, Cabinet with Cards, 2014. Oil on panels, 54 x 35 inches

Cabinet with Cards, 2014. Oil on panels, 54 x 35 inches

Ellen Wiener’s painting Cabinet with Cards corresponds with poet LB Thompson’s thirteen Poems in the Suit of Diamonds.

Together the poems and the painting interrogate the curious economics and ethics of the material world as represented by the suit of diamonds.

Here “reading” becomes a divinatory practice, rotating the audience on an axis, just as the poems like playing cards can be read right-side up or upside down.