Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego
MAY 18, 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.
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 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!
San Diego History Center is supported in part by:
Please Don't Squash the Monsters
Malcolm McClain, Please Don’t Squash the Monsters, n.d, ink on paper. Image courtesy of the San Diego History Center and Dave Hampton, guest curator.
Poems for Painters #1
Guy Williams, Duchamp, 1963, offset print on paper. Image courtesy of the San Diego History Center and Dave Hampton, guest curator.
Poems for Painters - Front Cover
Guy Williams, “Duchamp,” typewriter poem as printed in Poems for Painters, 1963. Originally published by Lafe Young’s Center Gallery.