Calabi Gallery

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ruth weiss Live – Tuesday, December 16th 7pm – SOLD OUT!

Posted on | December 5, 2014 | Comments Off on ruth weiss Live – Tuesday, December 16th 7pm – SOLD OUT!

* IMPORTANT UPDATE * ruth weiss Live is now SOLD OUT! If you have already spoken with us directly, your seat is reserved. If not, please contact us to confirm. If you have already reserved but can’t make it, please let us know as soon as possible so someone else may have your seat. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Marin, Mt AnalogueMt. Analogue by Sutter Marin, 1971, Oil on Masonite, 40-3/4×44-3/4, For A. Jarry


Calabi Galley is happy to announce a very special event! ruth weiss, famed beat era poet, will be performing a live reading with jazz accompaniment, followed by a showing of her iconic film, “The Brink” from 1961. Accompanying weiss will be Hal Davis on percussion and Steve Shain on acoustic bass.

Born in 1928 in Berlin, her family escaped to Vienna in 1933, and then to New York in 1938. After many moves, weiss settled in San Francisco in 1952, where she became known for renditions of her poetry with jazz musicians.

“The Brink,” written and directed by ruth weiss, was filmed by artist Paul Beattie, a mainstay in our gallery. Sutter Marin, whose fantastic painting is illustrated above and currently showing in the gallery, is a lead actor in the film.

Our current show Postwar Modernism of the West features works by Sutter Marin, Paul Beattie, and a number of other artists and writer/artists of the time including Deborah Remington, Harry Jacobus, Madeline Gleason, Kenneth Patchen, Helen Adam, and Mary Lindheim.

The performance will begin at 7pm on Tuesday, December 16th. Festivities will start with light refreshments at 6:30pm. Seating is limited as we are expecting a solid turnout so please call or email to reserve your seat, otherwise take your chances. We hope to see you there!

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