Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Poets on Painters Reading, This Saturday

The Clean Part Reading Series & The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
Present a poetry reading to celebrate
The Poets on Painters

Featuring a reading by poets
Corina Copp
Paul Killebrew

And a discussion of the show by curator
Katie Geha

Saturday April 26th

Sheldon Memorial Gallery
12th & R Streets

This Saturday The Clean Part Reading Series and the Sheldon will be hosting a reading and discussion in conjunction with the opening of the Poets on Painters show at the Sheldon. Corina Copp and Paul Killebrew, two poets featured in the show, will be at the Sheldon to read from their work. Co-Curator Katie Geha will discuss her work with the show.

A visual and literary exhibition that pairs 20 contemporary poets with 20 contemporary paintings, Poets on Painters opens at the Sheldon on April 26. Each poet’s response to a painting will be displayed alongside the artwork. A sampling of today’s written and visual arts, Poets on Painters focuses on the intrinsic and fascinating connections between two of the oldest art forms as seen by some of their newest practitioners.

To view a slide show of the artworks, please click: Poets on Painters Slide Show.

Poets on Painters recalls 20th-century collaborations between Apollinaire and Duchamp, Stein and Picasso, and O’Hara and Rivers in its playful examination of how poetry and painting converge and diverge in the 21st century. The internationally recognized visual and literary artists included in the exhibition represent a vast array of styles and approaches, both traditional and experimental.

The project includes such notables as painters Mark Grotjahn, Sam Prekop, Laura Owens, Monique Prieto and Dana Schutz, and poets Jeff Clark, Joshua Marie Wilkinson Noah Eli Gordon and Sawako Nakayasu.

Organized by the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas, the exhibition is curated by Katie Geha, former curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ulrich, and Travis Nichols, a freelance writer based in Seattle.


Corina Copp hails from Lawrence, KS, Boulder, CO, and New Orleans, LA. She is most recently the author of the e-book, Carpeted (Faux Press, 2004) and Play Air (Belladonna* Books, 2005). Her poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming from Fence, The Germ, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Pom2, and Magazine Cypress. She is the Monday Night Reading Series Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, and lives in Brooklyn.

You can read her work at:

Paul Killebrew has published work on Slope, La Petite Zine, and McSweeneys. he is the author of Inspector Vs. Evader, published by Ugly Duckling Presse.

You can read his work at:

1 comment:

Delphia said...

Little doubt, the dude is totally just.