Works on Paper
Now on view
Rena Bransten Gallery presents an exhibition in celebration of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s long career as a painter, poet, intellectual, advocate for social justice, and community activist. The work is imbued with Ferlinghetti’s staggering breadth of knowledge and deep passion for literature; homages to other writers (William Blake, e.e. cummings) abound, as do recurring motifs of the human figure, birds, boats and the sea. Thematic deliberations on sexuality and gender, human’s isolation in the world, and a sharp critique of industrial civilization are paired with nods to biblical narratives, classical forms, and mythology.