This Friday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in Manila: 4 of my drawings are included in “Chromatext Rebooted“.
The show (the 4th in the Chromatext project, initiated in 1983) involves artworks based on, coupled with, or related to words/poems/prose, or any kind of visual art executed by poets/writers, including abstract, sculptural, conceptual and digital works. Collaborations between writers and artists are also featured. This is how the ever-debonair, rascal-gentleman-poet R. Zamora Linmark came to ask me if I would like to make some visual responses to his 7-poem group “Daily Quickies”.
Since Zack’s poems were short and snappy, I made 7 new drawings, based on either classic New Yorker cartoons or old editorial cartoons of my own, and then laid the poems out as absurdist captions. Due to space constraints, only 4 of our collaborations are on display.
Below, 2 of the results. “Postscript” is 1 of the 4 being shown at the CCP; “Love” is one of the 3 that live a more private existence.