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Go See: Raymond Pettibon ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ at Regen Projects, Los Angeles Through January 24th, 2009

December 22nd, 2008

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Installation view of Raymond Pettibon’s ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ via SuperTouch

Raymond Pettibon is well known for his stark black-and-white ink drawings, with rough comic-like images and often ambiguous captions. But Pettibon’s current show at Regen Projects II in Los Angeles is awash with color and full of layers in a reinvention of the artist’s familiar vocabulary of politics, pop culture, nature, and sexuality. This exhibition of new works complements the gallery’s retrospective of Pettibon’s work from the 70s and 80s earlier this fall. The artist’s latest oeuvre stands in stark contrast with those simpler, sparer works. The notoriously prolific artist has plastered the walls with dozens of pieces, as well as painting onto the wall to incorporate the paintings and collages on paper into a larger installation.

Raymond Pettibon – Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II [Regen Projects]
Raymond Pettibon’s ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ at Regen Projects [SuperTouch]
Raymond Pettibon at Regen Projects (Part II) [Art21]

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From ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ by Raymond Pettibon, via SuperTouch

Pettibon started his art career in the late 70s while briefly a member of legendary punk band Black Flag, designing the band’s iconic four-stripe logo.  Pettibon left the band but continued to create art for brother and Black Flag member Greg Ginn’s record company SST Records. Designing record covers for bands such as The Minutemen and Sonic Youth, Pettibon gained notoriety among the punk scene before receiving more international recognition in the 90s. Pettibon won the Whitney Biennial’s prestigious Bucksbaum award in 2004.

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From ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ by Raymond Pettibon, via SuperTouch

‘Cutting Room Floor: Part II’ presents a brash mélange of color, imagery, and abstruse sentiment. The accompanying captions are obscure enough to distance the paintings from the realm of comic books. Though a narrative may perhaps be found, interpretation is difficult amongst the strange juxtapositions and numerous layers.

‘Cutting Room Floor: Part II’ runs December 13, 2008-January 24, 2009 at Regen Projects II in Los Angeles.

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Installation view of Raymond Pettibon’s ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ via SuperTouch

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From ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ by Raymond Pettibon, via SuperTouch

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From ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ by Raymond Pettibon, via SuperTouch

One Response to “Go See: Raymond Pettibon ‘Cutting Room Floor Show: Part II’ at Regen Projects, Los Angeles Through January 24th, 2009”

  1. Wolf55 Says:

    It looks like a skinned animal. ,

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