BILL BERKSON and INEZ STORER // IN CONVERSATION
& BOOK RELEASE PARTY
SEPTEMBER 17, 6-8 PM @ GALLERY 16
501 3rd St. (x Bryant) / San Francisco, CA 94107
6-6:30 // Drinks & arrival
6:30 // Talk begins
7:30-8 // Book signing
Don’t miss this chance to hear legendary poet Bill Berkson and painter Inez Storer discuss their intersecting lives in the arts. The talk will take place on September 17th6-8pm and coincides with the release of Inez Storer’s new book Inez Storer: Allow Nothing To Worry You, a monograph of the artist’s career, produced by Gallery 16. The book features writing about the artist's work by authors & artists Bill Berkson, Timothy Anglin Burgard, Bonnie Gangelhoff, Barbara Morris and Maria Porges. The book release comes in conjunction with the artist's solo exhibition Inez Storer: Memories from the Backlot which opens October 6 at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA.
Renowned poet Bill Berkson is the author of some twenty books including a 2008 collaboration BILL with drawings by Colter Jacobsen, published by Gallery 16 Editions. His collection Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems won the Balcones Prize for Best Poetry Book of 2010 and was honored by the San Francisco Bay Guardian with the 2008 GOLDIE Award in Literature. He has collaborated with many artists and writers, including friends Alex Katz, Philip Guston, and Frank O’Hara and his criticism has appeared in ArtNews, Art in America, and elsewhere. Formerly a professor of liberal arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, he was born in New York in 1939, and now divides his time between San Francisco and Manhattan.
Inez Storer’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions consistently thorough the United States since 1971. Her work has been presented at institutions such as the San Jose Museum of Art, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia. Storer taught at the San Francisco Art Institute (1981- 1999), Sonoma State University (1976 - 1988), San Francisco State University (1970 - 1973), and the College of Marin (1968 - 1979). She has received numerous grants and awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1999, and has worked twice as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome (1997, 1996). Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University.
Inez Storer is represented by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA, and Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum, ID.