R O C K   P A P E R   S C I S S O R
featuring Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo & Gibby Haynes
Curated by Jon Cournoyer
February 28 - March 21, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 28, 7-10pm, with DJ Shepard Fairey

Robert Berman Gallery
Bergamot Station Art Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, C-2 and D-5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Robert Berman Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Rock, Paper, Scissor on view February 28 – March 21, 2009. The 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.

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 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.

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Live Benefit Music Performance for the Santa Monica Museum of Art

Being an art exhibit based on artists who also are musicians, a live performance is scheduled for the weekend of the opening reception to be hosted by the very well respected Santa Monica Museum of Art, which is located a few doors down from us at Bergamot Station. The NicheMakers (feat. Raymond Pettibon), Ron English's Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt+thesecondmen and special guests are scheduled to play.

Sunday, March 1 @ 2pm, Bergamot Station Arts Center, $35.00

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Rock, Paper, Scissor Pre-Party @ SPACELAND
Friday, February 27, 8pm

Sneak Peak Performances by the NicheMakers, Ron English's Electric Illuminati, Mike Watt+thesecondmen & Special Guests. . . .

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