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Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A. Punk

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Alice Bag, Jensen Rec Center/Silver Lake Film Festival (detail), 2007 Silver-halide/c Print © Courtesy of the artist
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The Bags, Alice Bag, 1979 Black and White Silver Gelatin Print © Courtesy drkrm Gallery
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The Bags, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 1978 Photograph © Courtesy of the artist
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Teresa Covarrubias at Al’s Bar, 1982 Photograph © Courtesy of the artist
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Gronk and Teresa Covarrubias Photograph © Courtesy of the artist
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Rudy Medina, Teresa Covarrubias and Sid Medina, ca. 1983 Photograph © Courtesy of Teresa Covarrubias
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Cindi and Asma in the Ladies Room, 2007 Colored Pencil © Collection of Sam Lee and Karen Rapp
Vexing
Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A. Punk


Claremont, CA 91711
May 18th, 2008 - August 31st, 2008

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://claremontmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
san gabriel valley
EMAIL:  
info@claremontmuseum.org
PHONE:  
909-621-3200
OPEN HOURS:  
closed until further notice
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
TAGS:  
punk, music, chicano, chicana, LosAngeles
COST:  
Free for Museum Members, $3 for non-members

DESCRIPTION

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.