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[BKARTS] Pierre Lecuire exhibition in Portland, OR

Exhibition announcement: 

Pierre Lecuire: livres de poète (May 2-June 12, 2008)

Born in southern France in 1922 and currently living in Paris, 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.  It also includes several designer bindings by J. Franklin Mowery.

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, 6-7:30 p.m. 

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

Gallery Talk
Tuesday, May 20, 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.

Collins Gallery 
3rd Floor, Central Library (Multnomah County Library) 
801 S.W. 10th Avenue 
Portland, OR 97205 

Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Sunday: noon-5 p.m. 

For more information, contact Jim Carmin at jimc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

   Jim Carmin
   John Wilson Special Collections Librarian
   Multnomah County Library
   Room 2M-C
   801 SW 10th Ave.
   Portland, OR 97205
   503-988-6287 (phone)
   503-988-5226 (fax)

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