Opening at RULE: 1960s Movie Posters, Drop City, Criss Cross Jul 14, 2017 13:57:42 GMT -6
Post by rulegallery on Jul 14, 2017 13:57:42 GMT -6
RULE Gallery, 204 E San Antonio St, Marfa is pleased to present two interconnected exhibitions Charles DiJulio: Experimental Movie Posters, 1964-1965 and Close Proximity. The shows will open with a public reception on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 6-9pm, and will be on view through August 26, 2017.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 - 5 and Sunday 11-3.
The period from the mid-sixties through the late seventies were a time of great artistic genesis along the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. At the center of this explosion was a core group of artists who studied at Colorado University, Boulder. Two of their most recognized creations were Drop City, the first artist driven community in the US and the artist collective Criss Cross which produced an eponymous cultural magazine along with compelling exhibitions across the region. Intrinsic to his group’s collaborations were a love for pattern and structure and the belief that artists, acting in close proximity, generate a greater creative force than possible alone. These two exhibitions explore the early to more contemporary work of group members Charles DiJulio, Clark Richert and Richard Kallweit.
Charles DiJulio: Experimental Movie Posters, 1964-1965 features handmade movie posters for CU Boulder’s Experimental Cinema Group, now know as First Person Cinema. The group was founded in 1955 with the intention of bringing an awareness of the personal cinema to Boulder, and has become a highly respected, international showcase for the makers of personal film. The program at that time included prominent avant-garde moviemakers such as Stan Brakhage, Jean Genet, Jonas Mekas and Jean Cocteau and DiJulio was commissioned by the University to create the posters for the films. This is the first time in over four decades that these posters have been on display, following their discovery by DiJuio’s family in his geodesic home after the artist passed away in 2013.
Close Proximity features early studies, pages from notebooks and related final works from Clark Richert, Richard Kallweit and Charles DiJulio. The deep look into their thought processes and conceptual development, done mostly while they intentionally lived and worked together, gives insight into how they were able to feed off each others ideas to achieve their own unique artistic practices. The film on display, Where’ve You Been, Where’ve You Been, features many of the members of their core group, and is a strong indicator of their collaborative strength. They took this short and other work done by the Drop City members and staged an under-ground festival in Dallas called Armageddon, The Doomsday Gig in 1966.