[Local events] Fwd: TENDER BUTTON COMICS OPENING FEB 1st at the IPRC
maryrose at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 11:15:43 PST 2012
*ART OPENING: TENDER BUTTONS*
*Indpendent Publishing Resource Center*
*917 SW Oak St #218, Portland, OR 97205*
*February 2, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm*
Sandra Gibbons is a comics artist, writer, and reader who lives and works
in Portland. She grew up in rural New Jersey and fled west to attend
Evergreen State College. She has been poring over Tender Buttons for years
OBJECTS from Tender Buttons features work from an ongoing comics-adaptation
of the book Gertrude Stein first published in 1914. In Tender Buttons,
prose poems where conventional syntax, grammar, and fixed meaning are lost
in abstract meditations on color, form, and everyday objects. The book has
enjoyed healthy controversy for nearly a hundred years, as a foundational
cornerstone of experimental writing.
Sandra Gibbons borrows Stein’s literary abstractions and expands them in
the realm of comics. She responds to the poems through her own lexicon of
imagery and experiments with meaning and sequence. The series stands as an
act of love for a challenging and fascinating book.
This show marks the publication of OBJECTS from Tender Buttons, released by
FLASH+CARD and c_L, two local small presses.
Free and open to the public!
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