Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rock Paper Scissor this weekend at Spaceland and Robert Berman...

The big 'kick off' event for the huge ROCK PAPER SCISSOR show coming up this Saturday at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica is in place for this Friday evening at Spaceland out in Silver Lake. The special events starts at 8PM (see flier below). Posters are already starting to pop up about town too on electrical boxes at major intersections (see above).

The Spaceland gig on Friday night features sneak peek performances by the NicheMakers (featuring Raymond Pettibon), Ron English’s Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt + thesecondmen, & The Hootenanny All Stars + special guests… Tickets at http://www.clubspaceland.com/


The main event featuring new works from:
Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo & Gibby Haynes - Curated by Jon Cournoyer

Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave in the Bergamot Center Art Center in Santa Monica

Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 28th 7-10pm with DJ Shepard Fairey

This 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.

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.

THEN... on Sunday, March 1st, ROCK PAPER SCISSOR completes your weekend with an all out live performance to benefit the Santa Monica Museum of Art featuring The Nichemakers (with Raymond Pettibon), Ron English's Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt and special guests.

Concert kicks off @ 2pm at the Bergamot Station Arts Center
Purchase tickets at $35 each at: http://www.smmoa.org/

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