"collaboration and compression"
exhibition schedule: september - october 2002
using 112 poems from 2 books between 1979-1980 written by rene ricard
alexander echo has developed a new visual language drawn from the geometry of chance and the mind of humanity. with his new body of work he uses the writing of rene ricard, letting rene's poetry dictate the automatic and final composition. he stands on the broad shoulders of twombly and marden and creates work truly new and original.
rene ricard has been america's most controversial arbiter of taste since the early 1970's.
contributing his work to the most influential literary and art magazines,including artform, in america and abroad.
his first book of poems,rene ricard, 1970-1980 published by the dia foundation was followed ten years later by god with revolver, hunaman books