Keeping Company: A Painter and Three Poets

Saturday, November 22, 2003Sunday, March 14, 2004

Patrick Surgalski, The One Coming Closer (from the Series "The Hudson Valley Painters"), 2000; Etching, 4 1/2" x 6". 

Patrick Surgalski, associate professor of printmaking and drawing in the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University, has collaborated, and kept company, with a number of distinguished poets—including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nils Peterson, and Robert Bly over the last several years. The lithographs and etchings that Surgalski creates juxtapose a poem with the artist’s own images on a single sheet on paper.