Tanem Davidson’s New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art presents a through line for the development of this uniquely American genre of painting which burst out of Abstract Expressionism through the Pop Art’s screened realism into a chrome flecked, hyper-sexualized, fuel-injected dream state. The icons of childhood–Rat Fink, hot rods, movie monsters, robots, toys, cartoons–conjoin in transgressive, illicit intercourse with tikis, animals, dead presidents, dollar signs, slogans, guns, girls, raw meat, and bombs; characters live in their own universes fraught with action and symbols, caught in moments just before, just after Something Happened.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday April 12, 2010 5:00 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday April 8, 2010 1:00 pm|
Today, the New York Times announced that Malcom McLaren, the man behind the Sex Pistols–and Adam & the Ants and BowWowWow–has died of mesothelioma at a hospital in Switzerland. He was 64.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday March 20, 2010 7:15 pm|
Los Angeles based film director and artist John Roecker created this inspirational short film. It’s an artistic overview and a love letter to Los Angeles, punk rock and the creative spirit, plus a call for everyone to manifest their dreams. Though um, in places it’s NSFW.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday October 13, 2009 8:19 pm|
I loved Brendan Mullen, I loved how he changed our world. he will be sadly missed. And during the process of seeing him pass yesterday with his beloved wife Kateri, his friend of 32 yrs/bandmate Steve and his cousin Naill, I saw as well true compassion from the doctors and nurses in the ICU, I [...]