The Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica is presenting the group exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissor Saturday, February 28th through March 21st.
The show features artists who freely use, base imagery on, thrive, and excel in both the mediums of visual art and music.
The artists who will be 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.
The exhibition highlights artists who, in both the mediums of music and art, have created a memorable and historical body of work and continue to do so, according to a Robert Berman Gallery spokesperson.
Coming from diverse backgrounds such as New York, Los Angeles and Texas, the artists have challenged the boundaries of aural and visual expressions in creating what would become a hallmark of material from the period of the 1980s and 1990s, the spokesperson said. These artistic expressions were eventually absorbed by both the mainstream public and art industries.
Paintings, drawings, collages, conceptual pieces and installations will be on display, as well as ephemera, including lyric sheets by Raymond Pettibon that have rarely been exhibited. A large collection of 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. Images may be viewed at www.robertbermangallery.com/.
The public may also email the curator at Joncournoyer@anet.net/.
A Rock, Paper, Scissor pre-party is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, February 27th.
Sneak peak performances by the NicheMakers, Ron English’s Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt+thesecondmen.
For tickets, www.clubspaceland.com/.
The Robert Berman Gallery is at 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite D5/C2, Santa Monica.
Information, (310) 315-9506.