Pop-Up Poets: Arnold J. Kemp on Mary Heilmann

August 3, 2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we’re enjoying a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honors writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gives a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwork on view. Last week Arnold J. Kemp talked about Mary Heilmann:

Arnold J. Kemp with a slide projection of Mary Heilmann’s painting _Fire and Ice Remix_, 2007

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Arnold J. Kemp, Fire and Ice (The Black Prism Remix).


Arnold J. Kemp is an artist, writer, and curator. He was associate curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1993 to 2003. His art has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Berkeley Art Museum. He is currently the chair of the MFA in visual studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.

Tomorrow night: Amber DiPietra on IwamotoScott Architecture’s Jellyfish House.

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