RAYMOND PETTIBON: Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole @ Regen Projects, Los AngelesJuxtapoz // Friday, 04 Nov 2011
Raymond Pettibon, cover artist of our 100th issue, will be opening a new body of work at Regen Projects, Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole, tonight, November 4 in Los Angeles. The exhibition will mark Mr. Pettibon's ninth solo at Regen, with the title referring to Baron Corvo's complex novel of three interlocking plots where the author is thinly disguised as the protagonist.
The press release reads:
“Entitled Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole, this is the artist’s ninth solo exhibition at the gallery. The show’s title refers to Baron Corvo’s complex novel of three interlocking plots where the author is thinly disguised as the protagonist. Pettibon’s work often combines his own writing with quotes lifted from a myriad of sources ranging from quotidian to classical literature. His upcoming exhibition will feature new works in which the subject matter is a continuation of the artist’s oeuvre: the landscape of war, politics, popular culture, art, literature, sports, religion, and sexuality. Pettibon will also exhibit his signature depictions of heroic surfers dropping into epic waves. Working in both large-scale color works and collage, the layering of images and text produces a multiplicity of elements that shift constantly in style, tense, and structure."
Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole
November 4—December 22, 2011
Los Angeles, California