Punk Pioneer Jayne County’s “Paranoia Paradise” Art Show Launch this Weekend – Details Here!

January 30, 2018
1930 Views

Above: Changilings, by Jayne County

Jayne County, seminal proto-punk singer-songwriter and visual artist, will present Paranoia Paradise, her first retrospective exhibition curated by photographer Michael Fox. The art show, which opens Sunday, February 4 with a reception between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, will enjoy a short stint at PARTICIPANT INC before closing on March 11, 2018.

A musical performer that has influenced the likes of David Bowie, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Pete Burns, and Lou Reed, County is of unique significance and has found success in a multitude of artistic endeavors. From singing and songwriting, to performance art, painting, and even acting, County has been – and remains – a driving cultural force, appearing in Andy Warhol’s Pork, working with Theater of the Ridiculous in the late 1960s, and being an active gender-pioneer and participant in the Stonewall Riots (before going on to become rock’s first openly transgender singer).

Lay Down, by Jayne County

Now returning to her visual roots, Paranoia Paradise – taking its title from the song of the same name, famously performed by County as “Lounge Lizard” in Derek Jarman’s film Jubilee – features selections of her earliest known paintings, as well as her most recent, inspired by County’s fantasies, rage, notions of beauty, and thoughts and feelings on culture and political figures.

“I think that my art serves as a way of putting out the fuse before it becomes a ballistic bomb of some sort,” muses County. “Some people are at odds with the world and they become serial killers, and others become artists.”

Approximately eighty pieces will be on view from County’s studio, as well as several private collections, much of which express a whirlwind of volatile emotion and offer a glimpse into her fantasies, often inspired by creatures from other worlds and times. Photographs by Bob Gruen, Leee Black Childers, and Michael Fox will also accompany the exhibition to further illuminate her legendary artistic contributions.

You may be interested

Teyana Taylor with her Exclusive Collection on Pretty Little Things
Entertainment
1155 views
Entertainment
1155 views

Teyana Taylor with her Exclusive Collection on Pretty Little Things

International_d - January 26, 2021

  Teyana Taylor with her Exclusive Collection on Pretty Little Things, after announcing her retirement from music following issues with…

KOBE BRYANT THE MAKING OF THE BLACK MAMBA
Entertainment
1118 views
Entertainment
1118 views

KOBE BRYANT THE MAKING OF THE BLACK MAMBA

International_d - January 26, 2021

  This full-length documentary goes into full detail about the Kobe Bryant legacy. Kobe Bryant was an American professional basketball…

RESPECT
Entertainment
1125 views
Entertainment
1125 views

RESPECT

International_d - January 26, 2021

  Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is starring as the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the new biopic Respect, The film,…

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


    Privacy Preference Center

    Necessary

    Advertising

    Analytics

    Other

    %d bloggers like this: