Lee “Scratch” Perry’s First Solo Art Show: Secret Education
I am black shadow, the man and the moon. Paint am I, I am paint. Painted Africa, painted Ethiopia, painted globe. From the center of the Earth to the pinnacle of the sky to the edges of the Universe. Words, words, words, I am words. I am paint. I am art. I am stone and I am perfect, never tell a lie. – Lee Scratch Perry
Our friends at the DEM PASSWORDS gallery in West Hollywood, are presenting the first solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and video by Lee “Scratch” Perry. A music powerhouse since the 1960s, Lee Perry began adorning his Black Ark home studio walls in the 1970s with writings, paintings and pasted elements alongside and over the work of invited muralists. When music production at his home ceased in 1978, Perry turned exclusively to visual art, building found-object sculptures in his yard and covering every remaining surface both inside and outside of his home with spiritual graffiti. In the 1980s, Perry added photography and video to the mix and began styling his wardrobe with mirrors and other objects of private spiritual significance in a practice which continues today.
WHAT: Lee “Scratch” Perry: Secret Education
WHEN: Saturday, November 13th – Saturday December 11th, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 13th, from 7 to 10pm
WHERE: 7914B Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046