Black Folio, 1961.Various artists including Irwin Hollander, Don Dudley, Malcolm McClain, Richard Allen Morris, and Guy Williams.  Portfolio of woodcuts printed with black ink on white paper.

Gaps in the Record

MAY 11, 2018 – AUGUST 5, 2018

Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego documents the convergence of literary and visual art practices, and independent publishing activity, in the city’s mid-twentieth-century creative community. The exhibition includes printed matter and visual art produced by a small group of San Diego painters who were also writers: John Baldessari, Fred Cooper, Don Dudley, Malcolm McClain, Richard Allen Morris, and Guy Williams. Assembled from the personal archives of the artists involved, Gaps in the Record brings to light a lively literary and artistic subculture situated at the intersection of writing, printing, painting and publishing.

The exhibition is guest curated by Dave Hampton. 

Upcoming Events

Opening reception: Friday, May 11, 2018

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Private preview (by invitation)

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Opening reception (free for all to attend; cash bar)

Additional information will be released closer to the event date. Please check back soon!


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