Exhibitions - 2000 - 2010
The Nancy Works at the Tibor
de Nagy Gallery: April 10 - May 17 in conjunction with the
publication of The Nancy Book from Siglio
Press. Tibor de Nagy, 724 Fifth Ave., New York City, (212)
Paul Auster, Ann Lauterbach, and Ron Padgett will read
from Joe's writings at a book party for The Nancy Book at the
Tibor de Nagy
Gallery on May 1. Tibor de Nagy, 724 Fifth Ave., New York
City, (212) 262-50050.
Twenty works from the "If Nancy Was" series at the
College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine: July 2008. On July
19 Ron Padgett will give a reading of Joe's writings.
Publications - 2008
The Nancy Book, a collection of Joes
Nancy art works and writings, with an introduction by Ann Lauterbach
and a note by Ron Padgett, from Siglio
Press. To get on the Siglio mailing list, send your name and
address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Alberto Mobilio's review in Bookforum.
2001 - 2007
Two simultaneous shows at the Tibor
de Nagy Gallery: one of Joe's erotic works and one of selected
works, March 15-April 14, 2007. The erotic work was accompanied by
an illustrated catalog with an essay by Nathan Kernan. Tibor de Nagy,
724 Fifth Ave., New York City, (212) 262-50050.
"If Nancy Was," 20 mixed media works by Joe
Brainard on the theme of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy, was on view at
Gallery, April 19-May 19, 2007. Fischbach Gallery, 210 Eleventh
Avenue at 25th St., New York City, (212) 759-2345, www.fischbachgallery.com.
January 25March 3, 2007: an exhibition of Joe's work
at The University of Buffalo Art Gallery. This included paintings,
collages, and drawings never exhibited before. Also available is a
new edition of Joes collaborative book with Robert Creeley,
The Class of 47.
January 26: a reading in Joes honor at the Albright
Knox Museum (Buffalo) by Ron Padgett and Kenward Elmslie.
September 2007: There will be 20 works by Joe in a group show
at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Radio & TV Shows
"On Joe Brainard." Ron Padgett talked about
Brainard and reads his friends work on "The Next Big Thing,"
which originally aired on January 14, 2005, on WNYE radio, New York
City, and since then has been aired around the country on NPR stations.
"Joe." Ron Padgett was interviewed by Teresa
Miller on her television show, "Writing Out Loud." Monday,
January 10, 2005, 10:30 p.m. OETV, the Oklahoma affliliate of PBS.
The half-hour interview with Ron Padgett that aired on the KWGS
radio show "Studio Tulsa" in November of 2005 is archived
on the stations web site. Go to kwgs.org/pgms/studiotulsa.html.
An interview with Ron Padgett about Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard
was aired on Michael Silverblatts "Bookworm"
radio show in L.A. and at NPR affiliates throughout the West. A cassette
tape of the program is available from KCRW radio in Los Angeles for
Spanish writer Antonio Gomez has published a memoir of his native village
of Cuenca by using the "I Remember" format, in Mi Acuerdo
de Cuenca (I Remember Cuenca), published by the Fundacion Antonio
Perez as number 20 in its Cuadernos del Hocinoco series.
An "Homage to Joe Brainard" section appears
in the Autumn 2005 issue of the British literary magazine Areté,
in the form of I Remembers by twelve contemporary writers.
New from Coffee House Press is Ron Padgetts Joe: A Memoir
of Joe Brainard, in both paperback and hardcover editions. "A
deeply moving and tender portraity of one of the most original artists
and writers who ever graced the New York scene"Paul Auster.
"Ron Padgett was no doubt predestined to write his shy and brilliant
friends biography and has done so with exemplary grace, humor,
and insight"John Ashbery. "A limpid memoir of Brainard
that captures his saintly gentleness, overwhelming generosity and deep
originality . . . a precious portrait"Edmund White. "Written
with profound admiration and affection"Kirkus Reviews. "A
lengthy, rich, elegant portrait"Ron Silliman. "A delightful,
plangent memoir"Bruce Hainley, Bookforum. "Not simply
a memoir, but a compelling account of an artistic community"Becky
Rosen, Rain Taxi. "Personal and authentic . . . a brilliant job
of assembling the raw material"Publishers Weekly.
I Remember by Joe Brainard. Granary
Books, 307 7th Ave., #1401, New York, NY 10001. List price: $12.
Joe Brainard: A Retrospective by Constance M. Lewallen
(Berkeley Art Museum and Granary Books). Granary
Books, 307 7th Ave., #1401, New York, NY 10001. List price: $29.95.
Pressed Wafer 2, a special Joe Brainard issue. Pressed
Wafer, 9 Columbus Square, Boston, MA 02116. List price: $12.50.
The James White Review, Vol., 18, No. 1, a special Joe Brainard
issue. The James White Review, PO Box 73910, Washington, D.C. 20056,
tel. (202) 682-0952. List price: $4.95.
Vermont Notebook by John Ashbery and Joe Brainard, Granary
307 7th Ave., #1401, New York, NY 10001. List price: $15.95.
Major Traveling Retrospective
From the Poetry Project and Granary Books, a limited-edition
commemorative broadside from The Vermont Notebook
by John Ashbery
and Joe Brainard, printed on Hahnemule Copperplate Warm White paper
at Soho Letterpress in an edition of 125 copies, signed by John Ashbery.
Available from The Poetry Project, 131 East 10th St., New York NY
10003. Tel. (212) 674-0910. Inquiries: Info@PoProj.org
"Joe Brainard: A Retrospective" presented more than 160
art works by Joe Brainard at the following venues:
- University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley,
Calif.: February 7-May 27, 2001
- Boulder Museum of
Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colo.: June 22-September 9, 2001
- PS 1 Contemporary Art Center,
a Museum of Modern Art affiliate, Queens, N.Y.: September 30-November
Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las
Vegas, Nev.: January 22-February 28, 2002