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Exhibitions
Raymond Pettibon's "Repeater Pencil"
October 21, 2010 - January 16, 2011
Media Gallery
"No Title (When it comes)", 2004 by Raymond Pettibon, American, b. 1957, pen and ink, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © Raymond Pettibon

Drawings and collages, often executed in brush and ink or watercolor, constitute Los Angeles-based artist Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) primary medium, but he has also produced videos intermittently since the 1980s. This animated video combines Pettibon’s drawings with a chorus of voices delivering audio narration, often to jarring and dissonant effect. As Pettibon himself has expressed it, “In some ways, the drawings can have a lot in common with something like the video format, because, in a way, they both imply at least a sort of a beginning and maybe a past and a future in a way.”

"No Title (Our old chipped)", 2005 by Raymond Pettibon, American, b. 1957, pen and ink on paper, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © Raymond Pettibon
"No Title (Approached from another)", 2007 by Raymond Pettibon, American, b. 1957, pen, ink, gouache, and graphite, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © Raymond Pettibon