Led by DCA’s Head of Exhibitions, Eoin Dara,_ In the Evening There is Feeling_ is (usually) DCA’s reading group. It takes its name from Gertrude Stein’s 1914 book _Tender Buttons _and (usually) focuses, in an informal and welcoming way, on feminist and queer texts from the worlds of art and literature.
For our Autumn season as part of Manuel Solano’s exhibition in the galleries, instead of just thinking about writers and poets, we will be also considering musicians who have been deeply influential to the artist. We will be listening instead of reading.
This session will focus on the sometimes overlooked talent of American singer and songwriter Paula Cole – in particular her second album from 1996 _This Fire_ which she wrote and produced herself, recording it all in just two weeks in a small studio in New York. This album was very influential to Solano as a teenager, and you can see a painting of the album cover on display as part of their exhibition with us at DCA.
You can listen to excerpts from the album here and stream it in full on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube. Over the course of this event, we will spend some time listening closely together to excerpts from this album and discussing the legacy of songs such as _I Don’t Want to Wait_ and _Where Have All the Cowboys Gone_