Sonic Youth member and iconic figure of the downtown scene, Kim Gordon, has long been celebrated for her many contributions to the great canon of punk, but what you might not have known is that her work has long transcended the musical realm. In addition to having her own line of sun-kissed streetwear, X-girl, Gordon has, for a while now, been translating her lo-fi aesthetic into the visual realm through her wonderfully raw art, and it is about time we give her work its rightful due.
Gordon has long cited Warhol as one of her many inspirations, saying in a 2013 interview that she “was interested in the lo-fi take on popular culture that Andy Warhol represented.” It feels fitting that not only would Gordon have her first solo museum show at the institution founded in the art icon’s honor but would then go above and beyond to tribute Warhol in a way that bridges the gap between her world and his. Gordon’s Kiss score will also see a limited-edition vinyl release accompanied by a booklet of essays.
Kim Gordon: Lo-fi Glamour is set to open May 17th at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the meantime, take a sneak peek at some of the works featured in the upcoming show, below:
Photo courtesy of Kim Gordon and 303 Gallery
Secret Abuse, 2009