The HCC Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present an exhibition at the Central Visual Arts Gallery in concert with Print Houston, a citywide celebration of printmaking and print media. A Revision of Forward is the result of a fifteen-year collaboration between writer Wendy McGrath, and University of Alberta Professor Emeritus and printmaker Walter Jule. The exhibit will be in the gallery June 5 through July 3, with a reception June 14, 6PM to 8PM and poetry reading, June 16, noon to 1:15PM.
The collaboration between McGrath and Jule is one based on curiosity, a mutual interest in memory, and in the expansive possibilities presented by the collision of different artistic approaches to the same subject matter. From poem to print and print to poem, both artists’ works directly reference and reflect each other in a cyclical act of collective recall. The collaborative works included in A Revision of Forward speak to the visceral quality of memories, and augment our understanding of the act of remembering in a way that reverberates beyond the paper.
The reading on June 16 will feature McGrath in a reading of select poems that she created in the process of her collaboration with printmaker Jule over many years. Both artists will be present to also take questions and discuss how the prints and poems are reflected in each other and generate each other.