September 7 - October 31, 2017 Reception: Wednesday, September 13, 6-8pm
Crown Point Press announces TOM MARIONI at 80, an exhibition exploring Marioni’s contribution to conceptual art through his use of social actions as art. On view September 7 to October 31, the exhibition centers on his signature social artwork, The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art (1970). TOM MARIONI at 80 presents new prints and earlier object-based works that refer to the evolution of that seminal 1970 work. The six new prints by Tom Marioni were completed in the spring of 2017 at Crown Point and focus on the beer bottle itself, the object crucial to Beer with Friends. There will be a reception with the artist on Wednesday, September 13, from 6-8pm. Marioni’s sound piece Beer Drinking Sonata (1996) will be performed by 13 invited friends at 6:30pm that evening.