A group show featuring works by:
Joe Brainard • Fran Herndon & Jack Spicer • George Schneeman & Anne Waldman • Anne Waldman & Ed Bowes • Jen Hofer & Deborah Stratman • David Larsen & Marc Bell • Jen Bervin • Jeff Karl Butler • Sabrina Calle • Andrew Choate • Marcus Civin • Zoe Crosher • kari edwards • Thomas Evans • Derek Fenner • Coryander Friend • Ryan Gallagher • Granary Books • Jack Greene • Doug Harvey • August Highland • Tanya Hollis • Jane Dalrymple-Hollo • Colter Jacobsen • Lisa Jarnot • Juliacks • Mary Kite • Joanne Kyger • Donal Mosher • Kevin Opstedal • Amy Robinson • Christopher Russell • David E. Stone • Mathew Timmons • Cat Tyc • Ugly Duckling Presse • Will Yackulic • John Yau
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2006, 6-9 pm Featuring a special store-front performance by Juliacks and Ben Bigelow
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, presents "Many Happy Returns" — a group exhibition that centers around the intersections of poetry/literature/language and the visual/media arts. The exhibition will run from October 21 – November 25, 2006, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 21, 2006, 6-9 pm, featuring a special store-front window performance by Juliacks, and music by Ben Bigelow, entitled: Maybell Explorer of the Overgrown Garden….
Evoking the field(s) of verbal and visual interplay in art since the 1960s, "Many Happy Returns" offers a vibrant look at collaborative relations, radical creations, and hermetic disciplines that have proven to reflect and affect social, political, and artistic currents via traditional and counter-traditional expressions – in continuation with the likes of William Blake, Walt Whitman, Dada, Fluxus, the Beat and New York School Generations.
Participants of this exhibition include celebrated poets and other influential figures in America's literary milieu, contemporary visual artists, filmmakers, bookmakers, printers, and other media artists. Via collage, video, painting, photography, installation, drawing, books, and other printed matter, the exhibition aims to bring together a unique array of individual and collective artworks that come out of literary communities. Named after Ted Berrigan's 1969 book-length poem, "Many Happy Returns" mixes today's bards and artists with the superceded ghosts of America's last avant-garde, in hopes of updating and highlighting the innovative collisions that take place between art and language.
Special thanks to Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian, Mary & Dave Kite, Anne Waldman, Gregory Lind Gallery, Matvei Yankelevich & Ugly Duckling Presse, Steve Clay & Granary Books, Micah Ballard & Lew Gallery, Blue Press Books, Lost Angel Press, and Bootstrap Productions.
HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS is an exhibition and performance venue dedicated to the presentation of work by emerging and established visual artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, thinkers, and others who engage or make difficult given notions of form and/or genre.
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