Poems and Pictures: Curated by Kyle Schlesinger

Poems & Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946 – 1981)
curated by Kyle Schlesinger.
Final stop of 3 city exhibition tour.
February 25 – April 2, 2011

Poems & Pictures examines the relationship between visual and language art. The exhibition 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. Together they share in the common objective of bringing bold new writing into print where commercial presses fear to tread, and to do so with flair, imagination and intelligence.

This exhibition was organized by the Center for Book Arts in New York by guest curator Kyle Schlesinger, Assistant Professor of Communication Design and English, University of Houston.
The bulk of this Exhibit is on loan from the UB Poetry Collection

Opening Reception is Feb 25th 6-9PM

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing