Kim Gordon To Hold First Solo US Art Exhibition At The Andy Warhol Museum

‘Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour’ marks the first solo art show in North America for the Sonic Youth co-founder.

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Kim Gordon has announced Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour, a new art exhibition of the Sonic Youth co-founder’s visual art that will be hosted at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The exhibition will be Gordon’s first-ever solo art show in North America, and will consist of two parts: a “survey exhibition of Gordon’s paintings, drawings and sculpture,” and a score that Warhol commissioned from Gordon for his 1964 silent film Kiss titled Sound for Andy Warhol’s Kiss. The exhibition component will feature “new, never-before shown figure drawings” by Gordon.

Sound for Andy Warhol’s Kiss is also to receive a limited-edition vinyl release, which also features a booklet of essays that contextualize her artistic practice, will also be available alongside the exhibition. Recorded in the Warhol Theater, the score was recorded by Gordon, Body/Head bandmate Bill Nace, Steve Gunn, and John Truscinski.

"Sound for Andy Warhol’s Kiss" live LP recording session excerpt

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Kim Gordon has been busy with a variety of projects in recent years. In 2016, she presented a pop-up record shop in collaboration with the Gagosian Gallery at the Los Angeles Art Book Store. Last year, Gordon appeared in the film He Won’t Get Far On Foot, directed by Gus Van Sant. 2018 also saw Gordon and Nace release their most recent album as Body/Head, a record entitled The Switch.

The Warhol Museum said in a statement: “In the 1980s, it was through art that Kim found music, coming to Sonic Youth sideways from an early interest in art, aesthetics, and performance.”

“Gordon cites Warhol as one of her artistic influences, particularly the lo-fi aesthetic of Warhol’s studio, as well as his involvement with the Velvet Underground, and his multi-disciplinary practice in fashion, painting, music, publishing, and performance.”

Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour runs from 17 May through to 1 September at the Andy Warhol Museum.

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