PEZ "Louder Than Bombs" for FIFTY24SF x Noise Pop 2011Graffiti // Wednesday, 02 Feb 2011
Tonight, Wednesday, February 2, San Francisco, one of the last great indepedent music festivals, Noise Pop, opens its 2011 activites with an exhibition by San Francisco graffiti and sticker legend, PEZ. Showing in conjunction with FIFTY24SF Gallery, Louder Than Bombs features PEZ' iconic reworkings of album sleeve covers.
We featured PEZ in our December 2010 issue, and showed a few of his album sleeves along with the interview. We saw a few previews last night, and we know the Journey cover is going to please.
Louder Than Bombs will be housed at Noise Pop's pop-up store and gallery at 248 Fillmore Street, in San Francisco through February 18. Noise Pop is going to have various art happenings and music activities going on throughout the month.
Here is the full press release:
Noise Pop x FIFTY24sf present PEZ “Louder Than Bombs”. The title “Louder Than Bombs” is in direct reference to The Smiths compilation album released in 1987, the band, and Morrissey, being a personal favorite of the artist. As a long time Bay Area staple PEZ’s hand style and graffiti has been seen most places you’ve looked—but his record covers and limited edition zines have reached cult status over the last few years and this exhibition reveals what makes the underground music, art and culture of the Bay Area so special.
About the Artist: PEZ is widely recognized around the world as one of the earliest sticker taggers in the history of graffiti, following in the footsteps of the legendary and infamous graffiti artists, Cost and Revs. He documented his experiences in with his Nikon FM2 35mm camera, and continued to post his stickers and other printed work around NYC. Today, Pez continues to make stickers and publish photography zines. Pez has exhibited in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Tokyo.
Louder Than Bombs
February 2—18, 2011
Noise Pop and FIFTY24SF Gallery
248 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, California