The Painted Word

Robert Duncan Flower Design 1950 (courtesy of Karin McPhail)
Robert Duncan Flower Design 1950 (courtesy of Karin McPhail)

Ann Knickerbocker blogs about the exhibition The Painted Word at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, on view through July 14, 2012. The exhibition features visual artwork by Bay Area poets and writes including William Saroyan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Rexroth, Jack Hirschman, Jess, Robert Duncan, Michael McClure, Jack Micheline, Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen, Christopher Felver, John Keating, William S. Burroughs, and David Meltzer

Knickerbocker writes that the "show at Meridian pulls together writer/artists working from the mid-1940's to the 2010's and makes us SEE the fullness of what the arts are and, specifically, what painting and poetry might BE if we can only see them, combined."