The Art of Lawrence FerlinghettJun 23-Sep 23
Wed-Sun 11 am-5 pm
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Cross-Pollination: The Art of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Through his work, Ferlinghetti ponders themes of “Her”/woman, the Sea, man adrift, war and pacifism, and engages in direct dialogue with other artists and writers, including Homer and Joyce, Ginsberg and Van Gogh, Picasso and Pound. This exhibition focuses on key themes that have occupied the artist and poet throughout his creative life, in both word and image. Several works on loan from the artist will be exhibited for the first time, including notebooks of writings with pictures in the margins, and sketchbooks with text, as the artist forms his thoughts in line and verse. A viewing room will present video and audio clips of the artist reading and at work in his studio. Among these clips is the 1957 Allen Willis film “Have You Sold Your Dozen Roses?,” with a voiceover by Ferlinghetti (presented courtesy of the East Bay Media Center).
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art551 Broadway