Events > 2008

12 Feb. - 22 Mar. 2008

ABC.....with love (too cool for school)

Curated by Jill Henderson

Art Metropole is pleased to announce the launch of a new exhibition and edition, ABC…..WITH LOVE (TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL). The project, organized by and including artist Jill Henderson, focuses on hand-drawn letters and words as created by a group of 13 international artists, including: John Giorno (USA), David Shrigley (Scotland), Fastwürms (Canada), Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka ‘Shoplifter’ (NYC, Iceland), and Martin Wohrl (Germany). The exhibition, and accompanying edition, is on view at Art Metropole from February 12 to March 22, 2008. Please join us for the opening reception and live performance by John Giorno on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. The reception starts at 6 p.m., John Giorno performs at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Don’t miss this exciting event!
ABC…..WITH LOVE (TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL), the exhibition, is accompanied by a special boxed print edition. Comprising the full alphabet, with 2 letters each created by 13 artists, the edition features Michael Buckland (NYC/Canada), James Carl (Canada), Jill Henderson (NYC/Canada/Scotland), Matt King (USA), David Kramer (USA), Kostas Ioannidis (Greece), Brent Roe (Canada), Ross Sinclair (Scotland), and the above-mentioned artists. Each print measures approximately 13 × 18cm (5 × 7”), and the suite of 26 prints come boxed. The edition is produced in an edition of 52. Retail: $TBD.

An innovator of poetry and performance, John Giorno’s career spans fifty years and is entwined with contemporaries like Andy Warhol and Brion Gysin. Giorno is fabled for his high energy live presentations, honed in performance with William S. Burroughs in the 1970s and ’80s, at rock and art venues around the world. Don’t miss this electrifying performer at Art Metropole on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 7 p.m. More information about John Giorno.


1: Jill Henderson, not feeling, 2006 , ink on paper, 8 1/2" x 11".
2: Installation shot of ABC.....WITH LOVE, curated by Jill Henderson.
3: Installation shot of ABC.....WITH LOVE.
4: Artist Jill Henderson (left),speaks with an attendee at the opening event.

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