Monday, September 05, 2022

A Different Kind of Tension: The Sound and the Look of New Wave

Torn Apart is an excellent exhibition of punk / New Wave / post-punk graphics - record covers, flyers, posters, advertisement, badges, zines, T-shirt, photographs - drawn from the collection of Andrew Krivine and curated by Michael Worthington. Torn Apart is now in its final days at the Pacific Design Center Gallery in Los Angeles and on the last night, Thursday this week, I'm giving a talk entitled A Different Kind of Tension: The Sound and the Look of New Wave.  It's followed by a closing reception.

Date: Thursday 8th September

Time: 6pm

Admission: free

Address: PDC Design Gallery, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Directions and parking

An audio appetizer - a New Wave playlist 

(In the absence of an AV projector, I was forced to perform the above album cover). 

If you can't make the talk, then do pop by earlier in the week to look at the artwork - so many things I'd never seen before - and pick up the nifty free zine (see image at top of this blogpost) on offer in the foyer.. 

A tiny taste of what you missed...