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Claremont Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A. Punk

Claremont, CA 91711


May 18th, 2008 - August 31st, 2008
 
Alice Bag, Jensen Rec Center/Silver Lake Film Festival (detail), Dawn WirthDawn Wirth,
Alice Bag, Jensen Rec Center/Silver Lake Film Festival (detail),
2007, Silver-halide/C print
© Courtesy of the artist
The Bags, Alice Bag, The Bags, Alice Bag,
1979, Black and White Silver Gelatin Print
© Courtesy drkrm Gallery
The Bags, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Dawn WirthDawn Wirth, The Bags, Hollywood Forever Cemetery,
1978, Photograph
© Courtesy of the artist
Teresa Covarrubias at Al’s Bar, Linda PosnickLinda Posnick, Teresa Covarrubias at Al’s Bar,
1982, Photograph
© Courtesy of the artist
Gronk and Teresa Covarrubias, Jr., Harry GamboaJr., Harry Gamboa, Gronk and Teresa Covarrubias,
Photograph
© Courtesy of the artist
Rudy Medina, Teresa Covarrubias and Sid Medina, Artist unknownArtist unknown,
Rudy Medina, Teresa Covarrubias and Sid Medina,
ca. 1983, Photograph
© Courtesy of Teresa Covarrubias
Cindi and Asma in the Ladies Room, Shizu SaldamandoShizu Saldamando,
Cindi and Asma in the Ladies Room,
2007, Colored pencil
© Collection of Sam Lee and Karen Rapp
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The burgeoning punk rock music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s in East Los Angeles provided an electrically charged, creative climate. This scene created an atmosphere where performance mixed with poetry, and visual culture was defined by an aesthetic and an attitude. Artists and musicians interfaced and blurred the lines of actions, documentation, photography, sound and style. Taking its name from the all-ages music club The Vex, once housed within East Los Angeles’ Self Help Graphics and Art, Vexing is an historical investigation of the women who were at the forefront of this movement of experimentation in music, art, culture and politics, while exploring their lasting legacies and contemporary practices. This documentary-style exhibition will include photo, video and audio archives of the era as well as studio work encompassing painting, installation, writings and performance.


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