Jane Freilicher, Portrait of John Ashbery, c.1968, oil on canvas, 20 ¼ x 18 inches. [All images courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York ]
The exhibit devoted to the painter Jane Freilicher and her New York School poet friends that appeared at the Tibor de Nagy gallery this past spring was much-discussed
(at least around these parts
). In case you missed it when the show was in New York, there’s some good news: the exhibit has traveled to Chicago
, where it opens today, at the Poetry Foundation. The show will be up from December 17 to February 21, 2014.
This is great not only for Midwesterners, but for anyone attending the MLA, which will be held in balmy Chicago in early January 2014.
Also, an extra bit of good news on this front — Don Share has announced that Poetry will be running a related feature in the January issue of the magazine. It will present some of the works from the exhibit alongside essays by John Ashbery and Jenni Quilter.
Lastly, the excellent catalog for the show recently appeared and was reviewed here (on Bookforum’s blog) and here (by Patrick James Dunagan for Bookslut).