Seven unique watercolour portraits by music icon and artist Kim Gordon
Zoo Art Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London
12 - 15 October 2007
Kim Gordon has created a collection of seven brand new watercolours, each unique and signed by the artist, which offer dreamy, abstract interpretations of audience members, recalled from Gordon's experiences during her long career as an artist and musician. Small in scale and with a spirit like presence, painted on slightly translucent paper, each watercolour features Gordon's signature glitter paint, a recurring material used in many of her recent paintings and installations. The works were presented by Electra at Zoo Art Fair 2007.
A significant figure in avant-garde music and one of the founders of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon has worked as a visual artist since the early 80s. Her practice spans installation, drawing, painting and a wide range of collaborative projects. Kim Gordon's recent installation work has been widely exhibited across the US and Europe, including solo exhibitions at New York's Reena Spaulings Fine Art (2004), Participant Inc Gallery, Gothenburg Biennale 2003, Gothenburg Kunsthalle and Club In The Shadow in collaboration with Jutta Koether, at Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary NYC.
She has worked closely with the artist Jutta Koether on numerous occasions. Recent shows include the
installation Reverse Karaoke (also with Electra), which was first shown at South London Gallery as part
of the Her Noise exhibition, and which subsequently toured to France, Italy and Austria.
Kim Gordon & Jutta Koether also collaborated on the solo exhibition Dead Already at Reena Spaulings Fine Art in
New York April 2007, which also included a number of performance events. Gordon's other projects have included
the band Free Kitten with Julie Crafriz (Pussy Galore), Yoshimi (Boredoms), as well as regular collaborations
with Jim O'Rourke, Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, and her husband Thurston Moore. She maintains ongoing creative relationships
with artists including Dan Graham, Raymond Pettibon, Mike Kelley, Richard Prince, Tony Oursler and others.