Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour


Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour, the artist’s first North American museum solo-exhibition, features painting, sculpture, a new series of figure drawings, and a commissioned score for Andy Warhol’s 1963–64 silent film Kiss.

Celebrated for her work as a founding member of the experimental post-punk band Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon is a multi-disciplinary artist and thinker who has worked in fashion, publishing, film and music. In the 1980s, it was through art that she found music, coming to Sonic Youth from an early interest in art, aesthetics, and performance. She went to art school at the Otis College of Art and Design. In 1980, just a year after moving to New York, Gordon staged her first exhibition, Design Office, and a year later co-curated an exhibition of musicians for Noise Fest both at the artist led, White Columns. In the early 2000s, she returned to her artistic pursuits with new gusto, developing a series of canvases she refers to as Noise Name paintings, which are inspired by her musical roots. Her sculpture of silver glitter takes inspiration from the lo-fi aesthetic of Warhol’s Silver Factory and her paintings echo the raw, graffiti-aesthetic of noise bands of the 1980s. The exhibition will also feature figure drawings and erotic sculptures, paring intimate works that compliment the elegance and intimacy of Warhol’s Kiss.

Start Date
Friday, May 17, 2019
End Date
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Andy Warhol Museum

Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour

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