[Local events] Fwd: Pierre Lecuire: livres de poète, 5/2 - 6/12

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Fri Apr 25 13:25:39 PDT 2008

from Jim Carmin at the Wilson Room / Collins Gallery:

Pierre Lecuire: livres de poète

May 2 -- June 12, 2008

Born in southern France in 1922, Pierre Lecuire is a poet who has 
devoted his lifetime to making books for his poems. Never content with 
commercial publishing, Lecuire’s books are linked to the European idea 
of livres d’artistes by including the work of printmakers and other 
artists. But he goes beyond that tradition by having a more direct 
connection with his artists. Lecuire has described his ambition simply 
as: “I want to write the poem and build a house for it.”

This exhibition will be the first major West Coast show of Pierre 
Lecuire’s stunning work, and the first in the United States since 1994. 
It features more than 40 books with original art by Henry Moore, Serge 
Charchoune, Geneviève Asse, Fermin Aguayo, Brigitte Simon, Raoul Ubac, 
Etienne Hajdu, and Nicholas de Staël. All materials are generously 
loaned for the exhibition by Mount Angel Abbey Library in St. Benedict, 
Oregon, and were a gift to the abbey from Nicholas Bez.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 6:00 -- 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for the exhibition, refreshments, a brief talk by 
exhibition curator and John Wilson Special Collections Librarian Jim 
Carmin, and comments from Mount Angel Abbey Library Administrator 
Victoria Ertelt.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m.

Please join book artist Inge Bruggeman for an informal talk about Pierre 
Lecuire’s work, its significance and technical details.

3rd floor, Central Library
801 S.W. 10th Ave., Portland

Gallery hours:
Sun. noon -- 5:00 p.m.
Mon. 10:00 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m.
Tue. & Wed. 10:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Thu. -- Sat. 10:00 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:

Jim Carmin
jimc at multcolib.org

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