February 28 - March 21, 2009
Galleries D5 and C2
The Los Angeles Times calls the exhibition "an indie dream lineup"
Robert Berman Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissor on view February 28 – March 21, 2009. The show features 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 are paintings, drawings, collages, hand-painted installation by Lee Ranaldo, a grand-scale wall mural by Raymond Pettibon and vitrines of vintage ephemerea and lyric sheets by Pettibon and Daniel Johnston/ Also a large collection or rare and early Daniel Johnston works, many of which have never been publicly exhibited, are also 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.