abstract print

Image credit: Gunther Gerzso, Mexican (1915-2000), Castillo en el Aire [Castle in the Air], from the portfolio “Palabras Grabadas [Graven Words]”, edition 40/50, 1989-90, etching, 16 x 18 inches. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2006.41.32.03a. Photo: Jeff Wells, © Gene C. Gerzso 1999 Trust

Screen print

Ken Price, American (b. 1935), Kitchen with a View, 1995, from the book/portfolio “Heat Wave”, screen print, 14 x 11 inches. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012.09.13b. Photo: Jeff Wells, © Ken Price

Literary Expressions celebrates the written word as a source of artistic inspiration. The exhibition includes a range of artworks including illustrated books, portfolios of abstract interpretations of poetry and prints that intermingle text with visual devices to emphasize a point. Through the collaboration of these storytelling devices, visitors will gain an appreciation for the relationship between text and images in artistic interpretation.

This exhibition is part of the CU Art Museum’s Polly and Mark Addison Outreach Exhibition Program, through which the museum works with Colorado cultural institutions to tour art exhibitions curated from works of art Polly and Mark Addison donated to the museum. The Outreach Exhibition Program is supported by the Office of the Chancellor.

Cost: $0 to Colorado cultural institutions. As part of the qualification process, all institutions interested in this exhibition will need to provide CUAM with a facilities report. 

The details:
Costs for packing and round-trip shipping covered by the CU Art Museum.
Space required: 40 linear feet plus standing room for exhibit pedestals
Didactics: Didactics provided include: eight artwork labels with biographical and historical context; a large panel of introductory interpretive text; four labels of accompanying poems; audio files of Charles Bukowski reading his works.
Featured artists: Shusaku Arakawa; Gunther Gerzso with Octavio Paz; David Hockney; Barbara Kruger with Stephen King; Paul D. Miller; Joan Mitchell with Charles Hine; Ken Price; and David Salle.
Dates: Available beginning fall 2019. 

If you are interested in this exhibition please contact Maggie Mazzullo for more information.