CUT – UPS Exploring Art and Text with Blair Brennan

In conjunction with Blair Brennan’s lecture  When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out: William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Marshal McLuhan and the Cut-Up at McLuhan House (Wednesday, October 4) and his upcoming exhibition Blair Brennan: Get it Down on Paper at Bleeding Heart Art Space Exhibition (October 28 – November 18) Harcourt House’s Public Art Education Program Proudly Presents….

Image credit: Miscellaneous Cut-Ups by Blair Brennan


CUT – UPS Exploring Art and Text with Blair Brennan


“The cut-up method brings to writers the collage, which has been used byCUT – UPS Exploring Art and Text with Blair Brennan

painters for fifty years…”

William S. Burroughs – The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin

Edmonton artist Blair Brennan explores the “cut-up” method of Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs. Brennan has long been fascinated by this aleatory technique (a sort of literary collage) and has employed it frequently in his own text-based artworks.

The object of this hands-on workshop is to sensitize participants to the potential of text in art works and to do so by showing how easy it is to create hybrid art works (called Cut-Ups or Cut-Up Poetry) that are both visual and textual.

Supplies are simple and included in the course cost, the tools of the real cut and paste – magazines, scissors and glue sticks. Supply your own source material as well if you desire.

October 7, 2017 from 12 pm – 5 pm
Course cost: $30 Members, $40 non Members

This workshop will occur in our Art Education classroom in our Annex building

For more information, or to register, please call 780 426 4180 or email
Blair Brennan is represented by DC3 Art Projects

Blair Brennan

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