Raymond Pettibon "Hard in the Paint" at David Zwirner this Saturday, November 6Juxtapoz // Monday, 01 Nov 2010
Seems appropriate to showcase Raymond Pettibon's new solo show, Hard in the Paint, on a day when we are celebrating World Series baseball. Although this show reckons basketball, sports have always been in the Pettibon canon.On that note, this Saturday, November 6, Mr. Pettibon will have new works on display at David Zwirner in New York City.
The last time we spoke to Pettibon in our 100th issue, (May, 2009), he told us, "It doesn't make sense really to talk about the underground art scene, because what the hell does that really mean?" And on the occasion, we won't even bring up the underground and the established art space. No need, Raymond told us so.
As Zwirner writes, "In keeping with Pettibon’s prolific practice, the works in this exhibition alternately address violence, humor, sex, evolution, and sports. In some drawings, the subject matter is immediately recognizable: No Title (For getting a...) depicts the moment a baseball player swings his bat; No Title (No time to...) shows a gunshot fired at a police officer. Other works combine a variety of references, some politically motivated."
Hard in the Paint
November 6 – December 21, 2010
533 West 19th Street