06 July 2010

Poems & Pictures // Dark Glasses

Kyle Schlesinger's "Poems and Pictures" exhibition goes up tomorrow (Wed. 7/7) at Center for Book Arts in NYC, so if you happen to be in the area, stop by the reception from 6-8 pm to help celebrate.

Here's a little blurb about the show: Poems and Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946 - 1981) examines relationships between visual and language art. The exhibit features over 60 books produced between 1946 and 1981, as well as paintings, collages, periodicals, and ephemera. Poets, artists and collaborators include Wallace Berman, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, Jim Dine, Johanna Drucker, Philip Guston, Joanne Kyger, Emily McVarish, Karen Randall, Larry Rivers, George Schneeman, and many more.


I thought to post Kyle's recent chaplet Dark Glasses in its entirety as a toast from afar, though I admit  my quickly scanned version is a little lo-fi. This one features baffling cover art of a slug, printed in an edition of 40 copies (!) by Derek Beaulieu's No Press. Click on the arrow in the right hand corner of the frame for full-screen...


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