A selection of sketches, drawings, and paintings by E.E. Cummings (1894-1962).
“Why do you paint? For exactly the same reason I breathe.”
It is not generally well-known that the poet E.E. Cummings was also a visual artist, who experimented with art as he did with words. He devoted as much time to drawing and painting as he did to poetry, and considered himself equally an artist and a poet. Cummings said art was his “twin obsession”; painting and writing were daily routine, both necessary means of expression. This exhibit is a small selection of Cummings’ artworks curated to show a range of his artistic experiments.
The pieces in this show are from the collection of Ken Lopez of Hadley, MA. All works are for sale.
A portion of the proceeds from sales at this show will benefit Reader to Reader, a nonprofit literacy organization.
“His Twin Obsession: The Art of E.E. Cummings” is on view September 7th – 30th.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 7th, 5-8pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus.
Saturday, September 16th, 4:30-6:30pm: “Spoken Word, Flash Poetry, and E.E. Cummings” – a special event in conjuction with the Amherst Poetry Festival, featuring readings of Cummings’ poems, poems inspired by Cummings artworks, and poetry mad-libs! More info coming soon!
More info about the show: www.hopeandfeathersframing
Image: detail from “Marion Morehouse”, by E.E. Cummings