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“The Noise Paintings” – John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller

from PAPERMAG

ABOUT LAST NIGHT… KIM GORDON’S “NOISE PAINTINGS” AT JOHN MCWHINNIE

Bill Powers and Andy Spade

Kim Gordon‘s current exhibit “The Noise Paintings” at Upper East Side rare bookstore/gallery John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, features a series of small white canvases with the names of no-wave, grunge and noise bands written across them in running paint. Gordon told us the paintings, which went on display yesterday and are featured in Gordon’s new art book, Performing/Guzzling, were made with “acrylic paint, used to interfere. They’re very performative.” These works, which trumpet band names like “Talk Normal,” “Slow Listener,” and, a crowd favorite, “Afternoon Penis,” hung in the store’s small upstairs gallery surrounding attendees that included Gordon’s husband Thurston MooreChloe SevignyGang Gang Dance‘s Lizzi BougatsosTerry RichardsonOlivier ZahmJames FreyBill Powers, Andy Spade, (at whose Partners & Spade Moore will appear Sunday to lecture children 8-12 on white noise). A huge wooden case lined with cassette tapes towered in one room “those are Thurston’s” Gordon said, nodding to Moore who was talking to a group of wide-eyed men in the corner. 

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Posted on May 11, 2010 by Editor

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