Beginning in the late ’30s in West Coast art, there is an accumulation of events that suggests how readily Surrealism and Dada had been embraced by California artists. An early interest in junk sculpture and assemblage – in the spirit of fun, but executed with a certain elan – also emerged among the Abstract Expressionists… This fascination with things, the discarded junk of post-war consumerism, greatly appealed to them.
This collection is the premier Beat movement exhibition in the region. Combining visual art and ephemera, this multidisciplinary celebration evokes the true spirit of the Beat art movement. Beat Generation exhibition which includes broadsides, books, sculptures, and paintings. It also includes never-before-seen photos and ephemera of Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, the Six Gallery, and the King Ubu Gallery.
The exhibition runs from September 25th to October 26th at the John Natsoulas Gallery in downtown Davis. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this rare collection of work!
What others are saying:
“I don’t know of anyone else who is doing this level of interdisciplinary collaboration between the visual, musical and literary arts. It is truly great work.”
-Joyce Jenkins, Poetry Flash
“Those for whom the San Francisco Beat phenomenon is merely the stuff of legend can get a taste of the real thing.”
-Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle