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SCV News | June 25-Sept. 8: ‘Torn Apart’ CalArts Curated Exhibit On View at Pacific Design Center

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By the California Institute of the Arts

On Saturday, June 25, Pank, New Wave + the Graphic Aftermath, 1976-86 opens at the PDC Design Gallery in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center.

Hosted by Michael Worthington of the Graphic Design Institute of the California Institute of the Arts, Torn Apart is the largest punk և new wave graphic design exhibition ever on the West Coast. Featuring nearly 1,000 pieces of graphic design from 1976-1986, mostly from England and the United States, the show includes posters, flyers, publications, weapons, clothing, stickers, buttons, bands, performers, and media that helped define punk և new. wave.

“And while the exhibition’s somewhat related to the history of music, it’s more than anything, it is a very deliberate, unforgiving graphic design exhibition,” said Worthington. “This exhibition touches on the temporary graphic duality. at the same time worthless but priceless, ubiquitous but treasures. What will any of us give to possess the lost treasures of our youth? These graphic works, made by untrained designers, are a visual representation of the subculture at the height of its power. These works become traces of our lost past, emotional signs / totems that act as a means of time travel. ”

From the visual explosion that ensued with the birth of punk, the “music,” the emerging subculture, Torn Apart goes back to the punk journey, creating a wide range of aesthetic agendas, constantly penetrating the core design culture. As the exhibition explains, “The lasting impact and legacy of the new punk wave is still in the air today.”

The material is taken from the collection of author-collector Andrew Crivin “To live too fast”, which is one of the largest private collections of souvenirs of punk-post-punk graphic design in the world. Krivin’s cousin John Krivin founded Acme Attractions և BOY seminal punk shops in London in the 1970s. Vintage punk punk photos of famous music photographer Sheila Rock are displayed next to the leaflets և posters և performers որոշ groups from the 70s.

The Thorne Open, which runs through September 8, features works by Barney Bubbles, Jamie Reed, Malcolm Garrett, Peter Sill, Chris Morton, Vivienne Westwood, Mike Coles, Guy Voucher and Winston-on-Whiston. It also features works by lesser-known designers in the United States, such as John Angus, Martin Kay, X3, Alex McDowell, as well as works by musicians, as well as numerous works by unknown, both amateur and professional designers. :

Torn division. Punk, New Wave + the Graphic Aftermath, 1976-86 The opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 25, 6-9 p.m.

Gallery hours.

Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays: July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3, from noon to 4 pm.

Free and open to the public

Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave.,

West Hollywood, CA 90069

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