Rena Bransten Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's works on paper. This installation is in celebration of Ferlinghetti’s long career as a painter, poet, intellectual, advocate for social justice, and community activist. The work is imbued with his 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.
The exhibition is on view on the gallery's outer wall, accessible through the Minnesota Street Project atrium Tuesday through Saturday, 11am–6pm.