Jess: To and From the Printed Page

Jess: To and From the Printed Page

Curated by Ingrid Schaffner

Concentrating on art created especially for publication and reproduction, this exhibition is built on the idea that Jess’s imagery is a form of dialogue with the written word. Jess collaborated extensively with poets and other writers, and worked with small presses and limited-edition publications throughout his life. The diverse, intricate work presented in this exhibition rewards close and sustained viewing, and provides a sense of the intensely fertile literary and art-world environment in which he thrived.

The exhibition, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, is accompanied by a 128-page illustrated catalogue.

Jess, Goddess Because Is Is Falling Asleep, 1954



Additional Images

Jess, Cover for A Lesbian Estate, 1977

Jess, Echo’s Wake: Part V, 1961

Jess, Cover for The Mutabilities, 1975

Touring Schedule

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
January 22, 2009 - March 21, 2009

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art

Portland, Oregon
May 8, 2008 - July 20, 2008

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
February 12, 2008 - April 8, 2008

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Pasadena, California
October 11, 2007 - January 6, 2008

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Madison, Wisconsin
August 5, 2007 - September 23, 2007

San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose, California
March 18, 2007 - June 10, 2007

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