Having spent several years in California in the 1960s, I couldn’t resist…..Gary Panter ‘HIPPIE TRIP’ on view at Marlborough Contemporary to November 11.
How can one resist a “meditation on the first head shop Panter visited on a family vacation to Mount Shasta, California in 1968.” Gary Panter HIPPIE TRIP is on view in the Viewing Room at Marlborough Contemporary, 545 West 25th Street, NYC. Here is a brief but fantastical description of the exhibit by the Gallery:
“Gary Panter is an artist living in Brooklyn since 1985. A teen in Texas in the 60s whose father was a cowboy ad Indian painter, Panter studied painting at East Texas State University. In 1976 he left Texas for Los Angeles where his work became associated with LA punk rock though the appearance of his comic pages on SLASH magazine. He is a Cullman Stady Center fellow and a recipient of a Daimler / Chrysler design award and a Pollock/Krasner Foundation grant. He also won three Emmies for the design of PeeWee’s Playhouse kid’s show on CBS television. He collaborated on a major museum installation with Joshua White at MOCAD in 2012. Panter makes music with Devin Gary & Ross and Twigs of Sister tomorrow.”
“The HIPPIE TRIP installation is a meditation on the first head shop Panter visited on a family vacation to Mount Shasta California in 1968 and of the visionary possibilities of the hippie movement and analog crafts. The show conists of painting, wood block textile prints, silkscreen banners, a offset printed hippie newspaper parody, cast candles, beaded necklaces and black light posters, handbills and projected light.”
While you’re there, check out Keith Mayerson ~ My American Dream: Mystery Train (in loving memory of Daniel Tinker Knapp) also on view to November 11.
Marlborough Contemporary is located at 545 West 25th Street in Chelsea.