Robert Berman gallery gallery website in Santa Monica had a great opening last night. The group show was totally rock and roll featuring the work of Raymond Pettibone, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Gibby Haynes and more. Curated by Jon Cournoyer. Shepaird Fairey was on the wheels of steel. It was a beautiful night out- combine that with great art, a fun crowd, great wine (De Loach Vineyards and Barndiva) and good conversation and it’s a winner.
Here are some of the images.
Ron English is a KISS fan so you know I love him. Here is the clip from the Los Angeles Times.
Robert Berman Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissor on view February 28 – March 21, 2009. The show will feature noteworthy artists who freely use, base imagery on, thrive, and excel in both the mediums of visual art and music. The artists taking part in the show are Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers and Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth.
This exhibition highlights these artists who in both the mediums of music and art have created a memorable and historical body of work and continue to do so. Born from outsider roots stemming from Los Angeles, New York and Texas, they blurred the boundaries of aural and visual expressions creating what would become a hallmark of material from the period of the 1980′s-1990′s, eventually being absorbed by both the mainstream public and art industries. It’s influences today are countless.
On exhibit will be paintings, drawings, collages, conceptual pieces and installations as well as ephemera including lyric sheets by Raymond Pettibon that have rarely been exhibited. Also a large collection or rare and early Daniel Johnston works, many of which have never been publicly exhibited, will also be on view from the collection of Don Goede, co-author along with Tarssa Yazdan of the definitive book on the artist “Hi, How Are You?”. These works will be published in the next edition of this book as well.
A catalogue will be available for purchase. Hole’s Eric Erlandson, Director Mike Piscetelli, actor PJ Ransom, Jaime McPhee and Nova (the littlest art critic) were all in attendance.