If you happen to be in New York City over the next week, check this out:
Joe Brainard “Painting the Way I Wish I Could Talk” March 15 – April 21, 2012
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Press release: “The gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of selected works by the artist along with a display of his never before exhibited artist books and manuscripts, in celebration of the publication by The Library of America of «The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard», edited by Ron Padgett, with an introduction by Paul Auster.
The exhibition will consist of works on paper including collages, watercolors, and gouaches. Many of the works relate to writing, including images that incorporate text as both thought bubbles as well as compositional elements. The works are humorous and often have a sweetness to them.
There will also be a group of one of a kind books by the artist of original drawings and collages, mostly made for friends. In addition a selection of manuscript pages will be on view, exhibited alongside his art for the first time.”
See the Joe Brainard feature in Jacket 16.