LA///OPENINGS///RAYMOND PETTIBON’S “CUTTING ROOM FLOOR SHOW II” AT REGEN PROJECTS
As the year we’re all ready to forget comes to a tantalizingly close finale, LA offered one last incredibly bright spot on the artistic horizon with the debut of underground art legend RAYMOND PETTIBON‘s show of new color works “Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II” at West Hollywood’s REGEN PROJECTS. A counterpoint to his epic show of early 1970s & 80s black & white ink drawings at the gallery in September, Pettibon’s installment of new work was awash in shockingly bright color, and armed with the poetic malaise and pointed cultural insight that is the hallmark of the artist’s oeuvre. With wildly diverse subject matter ranging from the Bush administration, dogs & polar bears, Easter Island Moai heads, fighter jets, and baseball players & surfers, to the Notre Dame cathedral perched atop a military aircraft carrier, this SoCal hardcore punk art legend proves that innovative aesthetic evolution is a good thing, and that this year’s overarching theme of “change” is indeed a motto to live by. HAVE A LOOK:
- 10/09/2015 • FOLK ART | KAZUNORI HAMANA, YUJI UEDA, & OTANI WORKSHOP CURATED BY TAKASHI MURAKAMI AT BLUM & POE, LA
- 05/06/2015 • LAST LOOK | ROBERT IRWIN “CACOPHONOUS” AT PACE GALLERY, NYC
- 04/29/2015 • BEST IN SHOW | RAYMOND PETTIBON AT REGEN PROJECTS, LA
- 04/20/2015 • STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE
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